When the Iowa Hawkeyes take the field Saturday to face off against Rutgers, Jackson Tijerina of Council Bluffs will be there.
Now 7, the Bellevue girl is treated regularly by a specialist at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. This football season, she'll be featured as an honorary Kid Captain for the Iowa-Nebraska game.
Jamie Gehringer's work is among examples of how local researchers and clinicians are seeking to take virtual reality beyond simulation and education and put it to therapeutic uses.
Doctors said the lifesaving gift from a 2-year-old Nebraska boy would give Lily Allen five years to live. Thirty-five years later, she’s in good health and still has the liver donated by Matthew Bemis, a Rising City boy who drowned in 1984.
Melissa Jordan and Boenerges Duran were married Monday after a nurse at Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy and one of her colleagues decided to make the couple's wedding dream a reality. After a plea for help on Facebook, "perfect strangers" offered to provide the wedding essentials.
“I believe (the crash) was a message from a higher power that I needed to slow down in life,” Chris Meadows said. “I was on a downward path. I wasn’t living my best self.”
The impact sent Josephine Kassube flying off her bike. She pushed both hands out — almost like she were diving into a swimming pool — to break her fall.
Thirty-seven kids from across Nebraska and the U.S. came to the 28th annual Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp. "A lot of these kids might be the only one in their school system who's in a wheelchair," the camp director said. "It's great to watch the camaraderie that develops."
Lance Pérez plays on the nation’s defending wheelchair softball championship team, the Nebraska Barons, who have won 12 of the past 16 Wheelchair Softball World Series.
"Everyone should have a place," Munroe-Meyer Institute Interim Director Nicole Giron said. "You can see huge increases in confidence as the kids go through the camp. They get more comfortable."
The Barons — who on Saturday hosted the Hawks and teams from Minnesota and Kansas City for an invitational slow-pitch wheelchair softball tournament — are 12-time World Series champions.
Jared Spencer's right hand was blown off five years ago in a fireworks accident at a holiday party in northwest Omaha.
In the span of 50 days, the father of four plans to play 50 rounds of golf in all 50 states.
"I think it's one of the most meaningful, memorable things that our young men will ever experience," Head Coach Michael Martin said.
Ninety-three riders signed up for the challenge; 75 started. “Half of it is just having the courage to get to the starting line,” Bill Giffin said.
“I feel great that I have a tattoo that my mother and my daughter have,” Renee Nadrchal said. “It’s a connection for us. I’m not over my disease. It’s a disease you have for life. But I’ve come so far.”
Crystal Dosher said that moment changed her life, because she had just started school and was watching her son begin his career as well.
One night, I was enjoying a mini-vacation. The next, a doctor told me my 59-year-old dad might die.
The event allows those ages 9 and up to work with golf professionals on the fundamentals of the game.
But before Ryan Barrett can enroll in an accelerated flight training program, he’ll have to meet a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. At his heaviest, the 6-foot Omaha man weighed 323 pounds. Since July, he’s down about 40 pounds and hopes to drop about double that.
The Dubuque, Iowa, man went through with the procedure last year in February and donated marrow to a Nebraska baby. And on Friday, he met the little girl who he helped save.
High school student gives classmates reason to smile and cheer during graduation ceremony.
The endeavor, which also raised money for a local chapter of a nationwide camp, was born from a bet.
Mortel Crawford did not have to see in order to experience the thrill of this Metropolitan Community College commencement program, held Friday at the Baxter Arena.
At the recommendation of some co-workers, Renee Kramer joined a new gym and overhauled the way she looked at her meals. Now she’s down 82 pounds and instructs classes at the northwest Omaha gym.