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. Sarah Todd

    Patient Spotlight: Meet Sarah Todd

    Sarah has always approached life with enthusiasm and a positive spirit, even after being diagnosed with transverse myelitis.

  2. Team Kennedy Krieger

    Team Kennedy Krieger Makes the Impossible Possible

    Two International Center for Spinal Cord Injury patients rolled to victory in the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.

  3. Megan's Story

    Megan's Story

    A dad requests and receives a reassignment to Baltimore so his daughter can receive the care she needs at Kennedy Krieger.

  4. Morgan's Story

    Morgan's Story

    Morgan loves lacrosse and soccer, and is known for her high energy and athleticism. But a sledding accident threatened that.

  5. Justin's Story

    Justin's Story

    Justin has autism, and he had a hard time doing anything outside of his established routine.

  6. Mark's Story

    Mark's Story

    Mark hasn’t been able to sing, dance, or act since last summer, when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Jet-Ski accident.

  7. Melissa's Story

    Melissa's Story

    Melissa is completely at home under the bright lights of a stage, and that’s a good thing since she’s a professional magician.

  8. Destiny's Story

    Destiny's Story

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

  9. Jenna's Story

    Jenna's Story

    A medical breakthrough by Kennedy Krieger offers hope for new treatments and possibly a cure in Jenna Heck’s lifetime.

  10. Kokayi's Story

    Kokayi's Story

    After a brain tumor blindsided Kokayi and left him without the ability to walk, talk, or even swallow, he fought to get his life back.