Making a Difference

Every day, people like you make a difference in the life of a child at Kennedy Krieger.

Welcome! There are many ways to make a difference in a child’s life, and just as many stories about how people—like you—have helped us fulfill our mission. This blog tells those stories. Check back regularly for inspiring stories, reports from our special events, and information about new initiatives and opportunities for you to get involved.

  1. Garrett and Poe

    Garrett Crosses the Finish Line

    For young Garrett, the past 15-1/2 months have been a courageously fought journey re-learning to walk, eat and talk after a mysterious illness.

  2. Jack and Nurse in Masks

    Going Above and Beyond for a Young Superhero Fan

    Jack went from being an active three and half year old to not being able to breathe or move on his own within 48 hours – a nightmare for any parent.

  3. Quadruplets

    Amazing Quadruplets Conquer Feeding Disorders

    Unable to eat on their own for their first three years of life, these quadruplets are now thriving, thanks to Kennedy Krieger.

  4. Gabe

    Gabe’s Story

    Gabe’s bright smile masks the pain and struggles he has experienced just to get an education.

  5. Alex with train

    Answers about Alex

    Many couples experience difficulties conceiving a child, and Amy and Andrew Bellanca were among them.

  6. Gracie

    Amazing Gracie

    At birth, doctors thought Gracie would not survive because of a serious heart defect.

  7. Buckles Kids

    Unbreakable Spirit

    Imagine having not one, but two children with spinal cord injuries. For the Buckles family, this is their reality.

  8. Matt Lemon

    Thriving with Autism

    Matthew, 11, has been coming to the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger with his family since he was 2 years old. If...

  9. Ben with Parents

    Brave Ben

    Ben, 8, has faced cancer treatments, and the subsequent rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger, with grace and an amazing spirit.

  10. Al and Jenna

    Running for a Cure

    For the past 10 years, Al DeCesaris has dedicated tremendous time and effort to fighting Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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