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. Van Brooks

    Once an Injured Football Star, Now a Community Leader

    Overcoming a difficult challenge led Van Brooks to discover a new path to a meaningful future.

  2. Patient and instructor on aquatic treadmill

    Craig Nielsen Foundation Makes $97,650 Grant for Therapeutic Aquatic Treadmill

    The Craig Nielsen Foundation has made a $97,650 grant to help acquire an above-ground aquatic treadmill.

  3. Patient with aquatic therapy instructor

    Cole Foundation Supports International Center for Spinal Cord Injury with $25,000 Grant

    The Cole Foundation has made a $25,000 grant to Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

  4. Male student smiling

    Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation Contributes $15,000 to High School Career and Technology Center

    The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation has given $15,000 for resource rooms in the Kennedy Krieger High School.

  5. Boy in wheelchair with chalk muscles

    LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust Gives $15,000 to Kennedy Krieger

    The LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust has given $15,000 to Kennedy Krieger to further the Institute’s mission.

  6. Treadmill for Fitness Room

    Herbert Bearman Foundation Provides $14,641 for Fitness Program Upgrades

    The Herbert Bearman Foundation has granted Kennedy Krieger $14,641 to purchase new gym equipment for students with disabilities.

  7. Students playing a game

    Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Support High School Recreational Room with $10,000

    The Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation contributed $10,000 toward a recreational room at the Kennedy Krieger High School.

  8. Kristen with her family

    Never Giving Up

    Kristen and her family, who live in Tennessee, were told by more than one doctor that she wouldn’t walk again.

  9. Clark Family

    Clark Family Gets Active While Raising Money for Sturge-Weber

    A grandmother's passion to get active and give back to Kennedy Krieger has become an annual tradition that involves family and friends.

  10. 5 party attendees

    21st Annual Kennedy Krieger Society Reception

    The 21st annual Kennedy Krieger Society reception was held on May 22 at the home of Ben and Wendy Griswold.

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