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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.                

Black History Month at QLI | Turning Recognition into Real Change

February 12, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Frederick Douglass. Mae C. Jemison. Barack Obama. Their names—and the names of many others—adorn the eastern-most windowed wall of the QLI Summit community room, where a […]

Korrin Williams | Looking Up, Looking Forward with LoveYourBrain

January 31, 2021

*This story was first published courtesy of our friends at LoveYourBrain. To learn more about LoveYourBrain’s clinical services, visit their Clinical Affiliate information page at Even in those first […]

One Shot for Progress | COVID-19 Vaccinations at QLI

January 22, 2021

Linsi Peterson was early. Early enough to watch QLI staff turn an adaptive sports workshop into a fully operational vaccine clinic. Early enough to watch the pharmacists wheel the Pfizer/BioNTech […]

Stronger Together | 2020 in Retrospect

December 29, 2020

  It’s become the lede to every article, the opening sentence of every social media post, the introduction to every webinar or email or newsletter—”2020 has been a difficult year.” […]

One Million Steps | QLI and Ekso Bionics Celebrate a Milestone of Progress

December 1, 2020

Tyler Bruck knows a simple fact better than most:  At QLI, every step is a milestone.  Over the course of his spinal cord injury rehabilitation program, the 28-year-old has committed […]

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 […]

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