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. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gracie

    Amazing Gracie

    At birth, doctors thought Gracie would not survive because of a serious heart defect.