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. Janie and Lily's Story

    Janie and Lily's Story

    Janie has autism, a disorder that affects a child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others.

  2. Juliana's Story

    Juliana's Story

    Juliana’s report card days were always something to dread for her grandmother, Laura Jackson-Bryant, and her mother, Penny Wallace.

  3. Jacob's Story

    Jacob's Story

    Diagnosed with autism, Jacob was overstimulated, and couldn’t make it through the school day without acting out.

  4. Mason's Story

    Mason's Story

    Two hours before Crystal and Mason were scheduled to be discharged, doctors told them that Mason had tumors in his tiny heart.

  5. Carl's Story

    Carl's Story

    After Therapeutic Foster Care gave him a second chance at life, Carl Price is paying it forward by mentoring foster children.

  6. Lily Wilkinson

    Lily's Story

    "Camp SOAR changed the way I feel about my disability by helping me do things I thought I couldn’t do."

  7. Katie's Story

    Katie's Story

    Katie Bickford remembers the pain starting in the 7th grade—it began in her spine and radiated out all over her body.

  8. Laura's Story

    Laura's Story

    When Jeffery and Rebekah Fish found out that they were going to have a baby, they were understandably thrilled.

  9. Keith and Kevin's Story

    Keith & Kevin's Story

    Kennedy Krieger used innovative genetic sequencing technology to diagnose two brothers who were “undiagnosable”.

  10. Liza's Story

    Liza's Story

    Liza Patchel exudes poise in all she does - at home, in college and in her community where she works as a Red Cross volunteer.