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. Fabian's Story

    Fabian's Story

    A mother’s journey to save her son leads her from Africa to Kennedy Krieger and PACT’s specialized child care program.

  2. Matthew L's Story

    Matthew L's Story

    After early intervention helped her son, Marlo Lemon teamed up with Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism for minority outreach.

  3. Pfeiffer's Story

    Pfeiffer's Story

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

  4. Diego's Story

    Diego's Story

    After enrolling Diego at Kennedy Krieger’s Fairmount School, his parents noticed that Diego’s speech improved dramatically.

  5. Alexandra's Story

    Alexandra's Story

    Unlike many teenagers with Down Syndrome, Alexandra is outgoing and vivacious and doesn't lack for social skills.

  6. Addie and Ben

    Addie and Ben's Story

    When the Chason's brought their son Ben to the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger, it was with good reason.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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