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. Son’s Success in Feeding Program Inspires Family Fund

    When Austin was 18 months old, doctors determined he would need to be treated by a program focused on feeding disorders.

  2. Moving Children Beyond Chronic Pain without Narcotics

    A patient’s past visits to multiple doctors yielded few results and varying diagnoses...

  3. Ferguson

    Helping From Miles Away

    The Fergusons were inspired not only by their son, but also by others working to find a cure for their son’s rare disease.

  4. Breslo

    From Patient to Donor

    Once Jon was on the path to recovery, he knew what he had to do next: help his fellow patients—many of them kids—get their lives back, too.

  5. Jane Neer

    A Lasting Legacy

    Jane Neer’s connection to Kennedy Krieger spans more than seven decades. By including the Institute in her will, she’ll continue that connection for...

  6. Galli Family

    Funding a Brighter Future

    Shelly and Joe want to help as many young adults about to age out of special education funding as possible.

  7. Annabelle

    Giving to Find a Cure

    A family’s decision to fund a clinical trial led to a breakthrough in treatment for the debilitating seizures of Sturge-Weber syndrome.

  8. Jesse Brown

    Decades of Dedication

    Jesse Brown has donated to Kennedy Krieger every year since 1973.

  9. Atheys with Poster

    The Gift of Music

    After taking one look at the teachers’ and therapists’ wish list, Nancy and Preston decided to fund it all.

  10. 2018 Gratitude Report

    2018 Gratitude Report: Faces of Hope, Voices of Gratitude This year’s gratitude report honors our donors—the many hundreds of individuals, families...

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