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. Make Your Year End Gift Today!

    Make Your Year-End Gift!

    In this video, you'll meet Nasir, who has Kabuki syndrome. Nasir and his family rely on your donations to fund research and new treatments. Please...

  2. 4 woman at Hats and Horses

    With WIN, It’s a ‘Win-Win’ for Patient and Volunteer Families Alike

    The Women’s Initiative Network for Kennedy Krieger offers individuals and families different ways to volunteer at the Institute.

  3. Luna in Wheelchair

    Remarkable Perseverance: Luna's Story

    Luna faced physical and cognitive challenges after an accident. She is one of the many children that Kennedy Krieger helps to heal every day.

  4. Milkshake on Stage

    2017 Festival of Trees Event Wrap Up

    The 28th annual Festival of Trees was a huge success! More than 45,000 attendees kicked off the season at the MD State Fairgrounds.

  5. Girl With Gift

    Making the Holidays Special: Ideas for Families of Children with Special Needs

    While the holiday season can be a magical time for many families, it can also present unique challenges for families of children with special needs.

  6. ‘Art of Unlocking Potential’ Reception

    More than 100 people attended the Oct. 9 opening night reception for the “Art of Unlocking Potential” art exhibit.

  7. Building under construction

    Topping Off the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

    When completed, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building will be a major addition to Kennedy Krieger Institute’s existing outpatient center.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.