By: Hannah Paczkowski
Renee Snider traveled from Missouri so her daughter could receive care at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
"I feel that if we wouldn't have been able to come here, she may not be able to walk. She couldn't walk, talk, do anything, she couldn't sit up on her own and she's doing that now," Snider said.
17-year-old Sonie Snider is receiving an education while in rehab at the Therapeutic Learning Center.
"We can work on their actual schoolwork, but we can also work for those students who aren't able and aren't ready to their actual schoolwork. We can actually work on the skills it takes to go back to school," TLC teacher Nova Adams said.
After a generous donations from Glenn Korff, the pediatric program will be enhanced.
Korff donated $1.5 million to the center. $500-thousand will fund the area of greatest need, and a million dollars will go to the Glenn Korff Pediatric Legacy Fund, which covers school, technology, and extending therapy days.
"Funding for the TLC is not covered by insurance or by education so it's something we've always had to fundraise for and so this is going to make it so we never have to worry about educating kids in Madonna ever again," Dir. Madonna Foundation Suzanne Sughroue said.
Which will help kids like Sonie get back into the classroom.
"She's a senior and that's a pretty important year for a child and I think if they can go towards education here I think that would be fabulous," Snider said.
Sadly, last month, Korff died. A week earlier, he had just donated $8 million to the UNL School of Music.