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. Baltimore Running Festival 2018

    Lucky Number 7 in the Books

    On Saturday, October 20th, Kennedy Krieger Institute marked Lucky Number 7 at the Baltimore Running Festival. Patients, staff members, family, and...

  2. Jourdan

    Video: Meet Jourdan, a Patient at Our Spinal Cord Injury Center

    Jourdan, 7, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disease of the spinal cord that results in flaccid paralysis, 2 years ago.

  3. Sheri’s Story

    Involvement with Team Kennedy Krieger at the annual Baltimore Running Festival has helped Sheri learn to lead a more confident and independent...

  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. Keeping Their Brother's Memory Alive

    Dallas Foreman was just 20 years old when he suffered from a spinal cord injury. Sadly, this past December he passed away at the young age of 24...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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    Grateful parents Angela and Robert Hughes raised over $11,000 at the Ryan Hughes Dinner and Auction event

    The Ryan Hughes Dinner and Auction event raised over $11,000 and will benefit Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury Center.

  9. Cheryl and Mike

    Celebrating Love: Mike and Cheryl's Story

    All someone has to do if they wish to experience a classic love story is to read Mike and Cheryl’s forty-year journey as a couple.

  10. Raw Oysters

    Bull and Oyster Roast

    On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, Jimmy's Seafood hosted a Bull and Oyster Roast to raise money to help send Kennedy Krieger Institute International...

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