Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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 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 […]

Arthur Andersen Minneapolis Alumni Fitness & Wellness Center

Former Arthur Andersen employees leave bright legacy

[Star Tribune, June 20, 2017] About 160 former Minneapolis employees of Arthur Andersen, who still gather for social and charitable events, quietly raised about $1.5 million of the $4.75 million capital campaign to build the new fitness and wellness center for folks with disabilities at the Golden Valley campus of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, […]

Five-year-old makes recovery at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute after brain surgery

[KMSP-TV, June 14, 2017] After surgery that successfully repaired a rare brain problem, Camden Nechrebecki was unable to walk or use his hands. But after eight weeks of therapy at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, he’s ready for a summer of fun and kindergarten in the fall.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute opens one of nation’s largest adaptive fitness and wellness centers

[CCX, June 14, 2017] For years, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley has been a popular exercise spot for people with disabilities. Now, they have a new and bigger facility for land and water therapies.