Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Special Report: Zach Knuckey Is Coming Back

[WDAY-TV, May 18, 2015] In kindergarten Zach Knuckey remembers telling his teacher, that when he grew up – he was going to be a fishing guide. At age 24 his dream was starting to come true. But a tragic injury has Zach fighting for all he holds dear. Now Zach is determined to take back […]

Hundreds of kids gather for Arrowhead Youth Games

[KDIO-TV, May 14, 2015] More than 300 kids from all across the Arrowhead region came together for a day of games on Thursday. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been putting on the Arrowhead Youth Games for about 30 years. Kids from 26 elementary and middle schools from the Twin Ports all the way to the […]

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Annual games plant seed for activity

[Duluth News Tribune, May 14, 2015] His smile beaming from having just scaled 15 feet of a climbing wall for the first time in his life, Proctor sixth-grader Dawson McLean was asked if he was as fearless as he looked. Areas in and around the UMD field house featured 16 stations with a wide variety […]

Deputy paralyzed in Mexico swimming accident

[WCCO-TV, March 18, 2015] What started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor. […]

Deputy recovers from paralyzing ocean accident

Deputy recovers from paralyzing ocean accident

[WDAY-TV, March 11, 2015] Life for a west-central Minnesota Deputy Sheriff changed in a matter of seconds during a perfect winter vacation in Mexico, just days ago. Tonight, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards is beginning his journey back home to Herman, Minnesota. He is recovering at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in the Twin Cities, after an ocean wave […]

Minnesota quad rugby team No. 1 in the country

[KMSP-TV Fox 9, Feb. 11, 2015] Quad rugby is a mixed team sport for both males and females and it combines the elements of rugby, basketball and handball, and of course, a little bit of trash talk. While the spectator’s mind is racing to keep up in this Steelheads chess game, it’s a physical game, […]

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Despite Spinal Cord Injury, College Student Determined to be Home for Christmas

[KSTP-TV, December 21, 2014] Jake Anderson would be any parent’s dream.The 20-year-old was an honor student and varsity hockey player at Chanhassen High School before moving on to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was a popular member of a fraternity who made new friends easily. Madison is also where his life changed forever […]

Good Question: Does hunching over smartphones hurt our spines?

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 17, 2014] According to a new study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine. “That is quite a lot,” said Courtney Tanaka, a physical therapist with the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. “If our postures aren’t correct in the […]

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Polio survivors reunite in Twin Cities

[KARE-TV, September 24, 2014] More than 300 survivors of polio gathered in the Twin Cities to learn more about the lasting effects of the disease and remember the revolutionary woman who helped them fight it. The Courage Kenny Foundation organized the reunion of polio survivors the daylong event, “Life after Polio: Realities and Practicalities” on […]

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Wheelchair Softball World Series opens in Brooklyn Park

[Star Tribune, August 15, 2014] The 2014 Wheelchair Softball World Series opened Thursday in Brooklyn Park, featuring 14 teams from as close to home as the Twin Cities and as far away as Japan. Todd Anderson Field, Minnesota’s first wheelchair-accessible softball field for competitive play, is the main site, with games also being played at […]