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Help rebuild lives.

Join QLI in providing life-changing rehabilitation and care for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Tragedy Can Strike Anyone

Everything can change in an instant. Brain and spinal cord injuries interrupt lives and defer dreams. Team QLI is here to pick up the pieces and help injured individuals and their families get back on a meaningful path in life.

How You Can Help

It’s as simple as this: Your support allows us to give our clients and their families the best possible odds by offering state-of-the-art technology and complex, individualized programming. Together, we are not just helping clients and families recover. We are helping rediscover passions and re-establish identities.

Our Stories

The people we serve are just like you – employees, parents, students. A lightning bolt, a mosquito bite, a car accident, or a fall. Within seconds and without warning they were forced to begin fighting to rebuild the life they once lived. Take a moment to read their stories and see how your support can make an impact.

Paylor it Forward | Robert Paylor’s Visit to QLI

April 8, 2024

Robert Paylor is near the end of his presentation. QLI’s packed auditorium is pin-drop silent as his wife, Karsen, enters carrying a walker.  She places it in front of Robert’s […]

Marty Ewing | The Proof

April 3, 2024

“It’s all gas, no brakes. A true nose to the grindstone experience.” Going into the wheelchair rugby training camps in places like Birmingham, AL can be utterly brutal. For a […]

Chris Smith | Arena

March 5, 2024

His feet are square with the rest of the board. A breath is taken—strong aimed. The space from the crest of his knees to the ends of his toes may […]

Fatimeh Hassan Pour | The Next Hill

March 4, 2024

“My sister and I came to Omaha in August 2022,” she reflects on a whirlwind two years. After the worsening unrest of the Taliban in her native Afghanistan, Fatimeh Hassan […]

Lucas Smith | The Rooster

February 19, 2024

The lights are dimmed in the common area—the snow outside brings up the visibility within the room. It’s just after four o’clock in the afternoon, usually the time of day […]

Jaya Fever | No Dissuasion

November 29, 2023

The gym doors open and the soon-to-be graduates enter—proud and expectant. Surrounding them, family and friends sit in equal anticipation. Soon, the names are read off and each student approaches […]

Pato Gilchrist | Without Pause

November 17, 2023

Beginning on an incline, the wheelchairs move swiftly down the pavement. Thirty yards later, Pato Gilchrist and Seth Wannamaker bring their chairs to an abrupt halt. They turn around, looking […]

Christian Arteaga | A Renewed Perspective

November 15, 2023

Christian Arteaga takes a step in the EksoNR exoskeleton. Then another. With a rhythm established, he and physical therapist Anna Schaffart are off walking through the halls of the Lied […]

Preach Haynes | Not as He Came

September 12, 2023

At 62 years old, Kelvin “Preach” Haynes is far from riding off into his golden years. In fact, it is quite the opposite. He holds many roles and shows no […]

Jason Stephens | The Storyteller

September 11, 2023

“I believe it’s the most beautiful job anyone could have.” Jason Stephens is a wedding videographer based out of Portland, Oregon. “You’re a huge part of this magical day, getting […]


Jen Karolski
Director of Events and Volunteers

Julia Bailey
Donor Relations Coordinator