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. Allie's Story

    Allie Schwalbe's Story

    Seeing 2-year-old Allie Schwalbe’s arm wrapped in a cast during therapy, you might assume she has a broken arm.

  2. Addie

    Addie's Story

    When Addie Chason was born her parents had big dreams for her future and before long their tiny home seemed too small to contain them.

  3. Erin and Jade's Story

    Erin and Jade's Story

    While Jade perches on the bed, Erin sits in a tiny pink wheelchair because she is paralyzed from the chest down.

  4. Krystal's Story

    Krystal's Story

    Throughout her rehabilitation from paralysis at Kennedy Krieger, the dream of one day riding horses again kept Krystal motivated.

  5. Lilleen and Collin's Story

    Lilleen and Collin's Story

    It’s 1976 and flash bulbs pop as eager relatives urge seven-year-old Lilleen Walters to smile for the camera...

  6. Jane Lockwood

    Jane's Story

    In 2nd grade, Jane was already being teased by her classmates who didn’t understand why she was allowed to sit out during P.E. classes.

  7. Jordan's Story

    Jordan's Story

    Jordan Miller is a quiet boy of 10 amidst a room of rowdier children playing together, and at first glance looks just like your typical third grader.

  8. Maegan's Story

    Maegan's Story

    When it came to their daughter Maegan, the Barnharts always figured that, whatever the future held, it probably didn't include gainful employment.

  9. Cameron's Story

    Cameron's Story

    As 6-year-old Cameron Mott sings and dances her way around her family’s North Carolina living room, it’s obvious she has some serious star power.

  10. Ben's Story

    Ben's Story

    One minute, everyone was enjoying a leisurely ride home on their bikes, and the next minute, tragedy struck when Ben was hit by a car.