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.

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    Nicholas Blanco Foundation Hosts Annual Holiday Party Benefiting Kennedy Krieger

    What began as a housewarming party that raised $200 in 2010 has turned into a full-fledged fundraiser bringing in thousands of dollars every year.

  2. Baseball players on a bench

    The Challenge and Importance of Making Friends

    Navigating the search for real human connection can be as painful as it can be rewarding.

  3. Katarina with Provider

    The Support Needed to Heal

    Kennedy Krieger helped Katarina recover from physical and emotional trauma so she could walk and be a happy little girl again.

  4. Gratitude Report 2017

    Kennedy Krieger Gratitude Report

    This year’s Gratitude Report features stories about exciting research projects happening right now at Kennedy Krieger.

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    The Goddard School of Bel Air donated $1,221 to the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center

    We would like to thank the Goddard School of Bel Air for donating $1,221 to the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center...

  6. Andrea

    Unmasking Rare Diseases

    For decades, medicine offered little hope to patients with rare genetic diseases like torsion dystonia and adrenoleukodystrophy . There were too few...

  7. Group doing Thai Chi

    Mind Over Movement

    Eleven-year-old Atticus is waiting for his tai chi class to begin. He selects a large blue exercise ball—one with a handle—sits on it and deftly...

  8. Garrett

    Measure Improvement, Anticipate Success

    Seven-year-old Garrett lay nearly motionless on his hospital bed in Kennedy Krieger’s inpatient unit. Only a few weeks before, he’d been playing...

  9. Dylan

    Building Muscle That Lasts

    Time isn’t something Dr. Kathryn Wagner has a lot of—not if she wants her patients to get better. Dr. Wagner directs Kennedy Krieger Institute’s...

  10. Kayleigh

    A Tribute to Caregivers

    Kennedy Krieger helps children like Kayleigh, but also supports parent caregivers who face daunting challenges.