Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny sponsors Adaptive Day on the lake

[White Bear Press, July 4, 2018] The Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Team hosted an adaptive water skiing day Saturday, June 23, which provided skiing lessons for people new to the sport who have disabilities. Ski Otters member Caroline Grubs, 16, grew up snow skiing and helped put on a similar snow skiing event with […]

Courage Kenny helps jockey recover from devastating racing injury

[KMSP Fox 9, June 21, 2018] A year after a devastating on-track injury, jockey Paul Nolan is learning to use his body again at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Fox 9 tells his recovery story as the racing community gets ready this Saturday to raise money for Sloan and other injured jockeys.

Courage Kenny’s Art of Possibilities Art Show showcases artists with disabilities

[CCX Media, April 23, 2018] 250 pieces of art by artists from around the world are on display at Golden Valley’s Courage Kenny Research Institute. At the Art of Possibilities Art Show you’ll find paintings, photography, sculptures, all for sale, with just one thing in common — each artist has some kind of physical or […]

50 years of adaptive skiing at Welch Village

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 25, 2018] Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s adaptive ski program participants, family and instructors were on the hill at Welch Village to celebrate 50 years of adaptive skiing. WCCO-TV was there to take it in.

Courage Kenny Classic tournament for wheelchair athletes

[KSTP-TV, November 4, 2017] This year’s Courage Kenny Classic basketball tournament for wheelchair athletes has drawn teams from around the U.S. It’s the 35th annual running of the event. Wheelchair basketball is for anyone with a permanent lower extremity disability, including but not limited to, amputee, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and limb […]

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute teaches patients about ‘natural painkillers’

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 11, 2017] Bill Clements has lived with chronic pain most of his adult life. After he had colon surgery, he relied on fentanyl administered through an internal pain pump. He says something had to change. “The drugs were taking away too much of who I am,” Clements said. “It made me a zombie.” […]

Hutchinson native finding new strength

Hutchinson native finding new strength

[Hutchinson Leader, August 26, 2017] Eighteen years after he was paralyzed in a car crash north of Hutchinson at age 17, Colby Smith was recently reminded how to feels to be on his feet — with assistance. “I cannot ever remember feeling so wobbly and uncoordinated while I was walking (before),” he said.  “I guess […]

Mark Braun (Star Tribune photo)

Mounds View’s Mark Braun: From abandoned baby to athlete, advocate

[Star Tribune, July 16, 2017] Claire Braun introduced her son to adaptive sports at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, and he took off — basketball, softball, track, even Nordic skiing. “It’s been really fun to see Mark grow as an athlete and to see him take on more of a mentorship role,” said Megan Welty, a […]

Courage Kenny adaptive water-ski program starts up

[CCX Media, July 11, 2017] An adaptive water-ski program is getting a trial run in Plymouth this month. The sports and recreation department at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is bringing its popular adaptive water-ski clinics to west metro athletes with two water-ski clinics. “We’re here to test out the waters of Medicine Lake, and see […]

FOUND: Stolen Courage Kenny ski trailer located

[KARE11-TV, June 28, 2017] An attentive Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who happened to read the original KARE 11.com article, located a stolen Courage Kenny ski equipment trailer Wednesday afternoon. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute tells KARE 11 the trailer was found in Little Canada, about three miles north Lake Owasso in Roseville. That’s where the […]