Winlom Woods' enjoyed well-wishers at Jammin' on Janesville who helped him celebrate another great year in his amazing life story.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Lisa Alberte, brain injury rehab nurse and owner of Acres of Hope and Aspirations, will bring her presentation on the Muskego facility along with her creatures of rehab.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Acres of Hope was featured in the news shortly after a shooting left a congresswoman severely injured, and others dead. What progress has been made in a year?
Editor's note: In a local news scope, there's a lot to garner our attention, but we're glad for our readers who give us a heads up on local ties to national events. Much of the info provided below is thanks to Lisa Alberte, RN, with Acres of Hope and Aspirations, a brain injury rehabilitation facility nestled in a residential area of Muskego. Alberte was featured along with her patient, Winlom Woods, shortly after Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head on Jan. 18, 2011. Jan. 8, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting of 19 people at an event in Tucson, Arizona. The day was an effort of “Together We Heal” that commemorated the first anniversary of that tragic day in 2011, when U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Acres of Hope continues to receive recognition for how it helps its patients
We've known that Acres of Hope has provided a unique and successful formula in rehabilitating brain injury patients here in Muskego, and the facility continues to garner the same recognition throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Operated by RN Lisa Alberte, Acres will be featured for the second year in a row as a "Making Milwaukee Great" organization/business, and will be aired on CBS 58 this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 5:00 p.m. and again at 9:00pm on WMLW. The 2011 segment highlighted the progress of the facilities residents and its unique way of incorporating therapy animals to help patients strengthen their cognitive and physical abilities. In addition, a recent article in AgriView, the state's largest agriculture publication gave a nod to the …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Death and life of 11-year-old Muskego boy will be remembered on a day to remember.
The time and place couldn't be more appropriate for a memorial planned for Evan Coubal, a Muskego boy at Bay Lane Middle School, who was 11 years old when he passed away on September 5, 2010 from a brain injury. Acres of Hope and Aspirations, W147 S7138 Durham Place, will dedicate a stone garden bench at their Gardens of Hope. Acres is a rehabilitation facility assisting patients recovering from brain injury. Coubal died shortly after he had hit his head on the playground at school, and about a week prior had suffered a concussion during a youth football game. The date that Lisa Alberte, who runs the facility, and Evan's mother Mary chose was September 11, which for everyone is a day that evokes remembering. The grounds will be open from …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With 5 acres and dozens of animals that provide therapy to special needs kids and brain injury patients, the grocery list is never ending.
Touring the grounds at Acres of Hope and Aspirations, W147 S7138 Durham Place, you can't help but wonder how it all gets done. The answer is it can't, especially when it comes to supplies needed for the dozens of animals that provide therapy for the rehabilitation center's many visitors and residents, while themselves receiving their own second chance. Many of the animals are also special needs. A donkey with malformed hooves. A blind pony. A duck that can't stand up, but that can still get around on its own. Lisa Alberte, the RN and cheerleader for all of her charges behind the facility, said it's tough to make it, but it has always been in her nature to be positive and hopeful. It's the same message she gives to her patients, three …