Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Art of Possibilities art show kicks off

[KMSP Fox 9, April 24, 2019] The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s 55th annual “Art of Possibilities” show kicked off this week. All the pieces come from artists with disabilities, who are excited for the chance to showcase their talents. “I think it’s an incredible place to be, just looking at some of the incredible talent […]

Allina Health’s Courage Kenny expands wheelchair tennis thanks to grant

[WCCO-TV, April 21, 2019] Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has offered wheelchair tennis since 2015, but it just received grant money from the U.S. Tennis Association, which will allow them to grow the program.

Allina Health part of coalition backing Blue Line Extension

[CCX News, April 4, 2019] Allina Health is part of a coalition supporting the Blue Line Extension of the area light rail system. When completed it would provide needed additional access near the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Golden Valley campus. Coalition members were in Washington, D.C. last week to lobby for the project. Allina Health […]

Courage Kenny put focus on adaptive sports

[KFAI Radio, Feb. 28, 2019] Whether it’s recreational activities or competitive sports at the highest level, Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has always provided outlets for athletes with disabilities. Courage Kenny Sports and Recreation Program Coordinator Beka Bickel talked with the hosts of KFAI Radio’s Disability and Progress program about all the adaptive sports […]

Courage Kenny helps paralyzed UofM student play video games again

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 27, 2019] A University of Minnesota student with a bright future is adapting to his new life after he was nearly killed biking home from class. It’s a journey made easier and more enjoyable by advanced technology provided to him by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation institute. Last July, Cook was nearly […]

Skiers hit the slopes for Allina’s Courage Kenny

[KARE 11, Jan. 29, 2019] Skiers of all ages and abilities will be hit the slopes each year for the Allina Health’s Annual Courage Kenny Cup to benefit the Courage Kenny Adaptive Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program. Lisa Gacek is a Volunteer Head Coach for the Adaptive Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team. She talked with […]

A Twin Cities man recovers from West Nile Disease at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

WCCO-TV, Dec. 20, 2018] A Twin Cities father is forced to celebrate the holidays at Allina Health’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute as he fights back against West Nile virus. A mosquito carrying the infectious disease paralyzed Andy McBride, 37, in August. Doctors do not know what his future holds. Days after a camping trip to […]

Adaptive sports at Courage Kenny enhance life for family with 11 children

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 7, 2018] They’ve got enough people in their family to field not just one starting lineup, but two. Ask Jack Binsfeld what it’s like being in a family with 11 children, and you’ll get the kind of response that would make even the most seasoned politician tip their cap: “It’s pretty interesting.” At […]

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.