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Step By Step | Kent Templien’s Story of Resilience

A devastating ATV accident left Kent Templien with a severe spinal cord injury. It also revealed incredible resolve and resilience.                

A Different Kind of Life-Changing | QLI’s Workforce Development Program

October 29, 2020

Spend enough time around QLI and you’re bound to hear someone use the descriptor “life-changing.” The turn of phrase receives a lot of play in our halls. It describes our […]

Arik Matson | An Officer Returns to Station

October 19, 2020

Even the steady walk up the pilot-side airstairs is a testament to Arik’s progress. In January, this was a man on the brink of survival, someone for whom things like […]

Debbie Wahlert | Progress Measured in Inches

October 14, 2020

In a year defined by change and uncertainty, Debbie Wahlert has faced more than most. When an unexpected complication during surgery damaged Debbie’s spinal cord, she was forced to confront […]

Cole Davenport | Make Yourself

September 28, 2020

It isn’t ten minutes before a small crowd starts to mass around Cole Davenport, here in the high-ceilinged atrium of QLI’s Colladay Center, where he’s laid an off-white posterboard and […]

QLI’s Distance Learning Academy | Creating Community-First Solutions for Remote Learning

September 9, 2020

At some point it’s impossible to chart the ways COVID-19 affects the community. For Omaha-area school districts, the pandemic presented only difficulty. District administrators were pinned into walking the delicate […]

More Than Stew | Family Recipe Becomes Rehabilitation Pillar

August 11, 2020

Terri Camara has an affectionate name for the recipe she’s making. She calls it “Hobo Stew,” the same thing her grandmother and grandfather called it when they cooked for traveling […]

Tragedy Can Strike Anyone

August 11, 2020

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.

Your Safety Matters | An Announcement Regarding QLI’s An Evening at the Fair

July 23, 2020

YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO US. It is with great disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of QLI’s 2020 An Evening at the Fair. After careful […]

Cycling This Summer? | Easy Bike Tips from QLI’s Adaptive Sports Team

June 24, 2020

  As community restrictions begin to ease and summer weather sets the perfect backdrop for outdoor recreation, people across the country are turning to cycling in unprecedented numbers. It’s the […]

Let’s Work Toward Something Better | A Letter from QLI President and CEO, Patricia Kearns

June 7, 2020

As the week comes to a close, I thought I would reach out to share a few thoughts on the many things happening inside and outside of the gates to […]

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