Girl awarded for surpassing her goals after traumatic injury

LINCOLN, Neb. From a virtual reality fishing trip to a very emotional bike ride, 10-year-old Mya Diacono is surpassing each hurdle thrown her way.

In February of 2015, Mya was in a car crash that left her with a traumatic brain injury. She was unable to speak or eat on her own.

Mya went through therapy at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln for months to help her get her voice back to normal.

Shortly after that therapy, Mya hopped on the back of a bike for the first time since her crash—leaving here mom in tears.

Since then, Mya has been back in school and getting more independent.

Of course, all of her hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. Her latest accomplishment was being honored at Madonna's GOAL awards.

The awards honor patients for their outstanding courage and determination as they complete their rehab.