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. Gracie

    Amazing Gracie

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

  2. Logan's Story

    Logan's Story

    Logan loves dollhouses, fairies, and spending time with her mom and dad. She has a smile that can light up any room.

  3. Destiny's Story

    Destiny's Story

    Animal assisted therapy helped lift the spirits of animal lover Destiny Fallas during her rehabilitation from transverse myelitis.

  4. Pfeiffer's Story

    Pfeiffer's Story

    At 4 years old, Victoria “Pfeiffer” Whiteley is funny, precocious, very charming, and wise beyond her years.

  5. Migel's Story

    Migel's Story

    After an ultrasound revealed serious health concerns for her unborn baby, Ashley Sanchez cried her way through the remainder of her pregnancy.

  6. Roderick's Story

    Roderick's Story

    When Roderick Ball arrived at Kennedy Krieger in a wheelchair, it had been months—maybe longer—since he’d really walked.

  7. Mackenzie's Story

    Mackenzie's Story

    Nothing is going to slow Mackenzie down. She’s 11 and she’s got a million things to do.

  8. Matt's Story

    Matt's Story

    It’s easy to picture Matt Courson in front of a crowd - his voice strong, his smile bright - spreading a message of determination and hope.

  9. Erin and Jade's Story

    Erin and Jade's Story

    While Jade perches on the bed, Erin sits in a tiny pink wheelchair because she is paralyzed from the chest down.

  10. Krystal's Story

    Krystal's Story

    Throughout her rehabilitation from paralysis at Kennedy Krieger, the dream of one day riding horses again kept Krystal motivated.

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