Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute hosts national wheelchair basketball tournament

[KSTP-TV, Nov. 3, 2018] A wheelchair basketball tournament is attracting some of the top teams from across the country to the Twin Cities area. The 36th Annual Courage Kenny Classic kicked off Saturday at Hastings High School. Organizers said the goal of the basketball program is to promote teamwork and competition. Beka Bickel works for […]

Courage Kenny patient receives gift from non-profit

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 17, 2018] Danielle “Nella” Pitzen is recovering at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car crash last April. Wednesday, at CKRI, the charity Birdies4Brains donated $5,500 to Nella and her family to help cover the costs of her recovery.

Courage Kenny helps woman reclaim her life after suffering spinal cord injury in Lake Minnetonka

[KMSP Fox 9, Oct. 14, 2018] A dive off a boat into Lake Minnetonka changed everything for Amanda Poppy of Victoria when she suffered a serious spinal injury. Now unable to walk, Amanda’s tremendous spirit and mental toughness inspires her family and her rehab doctors at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. It was July […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny helps man recover from a bizarre paralysis

[Pioneer Press, Oct. 14, 2018] Almost two years ago Paul Auger’s foot went numb. Within days, Auger was totally paralyzed. He couldn’t breathe on his own. He couldn’t swallow. He couldn’t even close his eyes. He was rushed to a hospital. The diagnosis: Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks […]

Safe driving and aging

[KARE 11, September 11, 2018] Caring for an aging parent can be stressful, challenging and complicated. Families struggle to make all kinds of medical and financial decisions — including whether their loved one is safe behind the wheel. Kathy Woods, Manager of the Driver Assessment and Training Program at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, talked […]

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 […]