Dan Gerdes was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at three months old. For years, he waited for a lung transplant and his health was declining. In August, Gerdes became Nebraska Medicine's fifth transplant patient. His new lungs have improved his health and have also given him a new outlook on life.
For about a year, one Lincoln family has helped their son learn to cope with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. By sharing his story, they hope to help raise awareness and show others with similar battles they're not alone.
According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 400 children are waiting to get adopted and most of them have special needs. The Johnson family adopted three of those children.
Health and fitness trends are continuing to catch on in the Capital City, one being hot yoga. It's by no means a new fad, but one local yoga studio is sure to make you sweat, teaching a different method than what most people in Lincoln are used to.
Data from the U.S. Small Business Administration shows more than 20 people from Beaver Crossing qualified for a disaster loan in 2014. The federal loans are low interest, and for three families they made a big difference in rebuilding and moving forward after the Mother's Day tornado.
Cupping is a form of therapy that's been around for years, but it's starting to catch on in Lincoln. Many people are reluctant to try it because it looks painful or even scary, but patients say taking the chance is worth the results.
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