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. Gracie

    Amazing Gracie

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

  2. Buckles Kids

    Unbreakable Spirit

    Imagine having not one, but two children with spinal cord injuries. For the Buckles family, this is their reality.

  3. Matt Lemon

    Thriving with Autism

    Matthew, 11, has been coming to the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger with his family since he was 2 years old. If...

  4. Ben with Parents

    Brave Ben

    Ben, 8, has faced cancer treatments, and the subsequent rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger, with grace and an amazing spirit.

  5. Al and Jenna

    Running for a Cure

    For the past 10 years, Al DeCesaris has dedicated tremendous time and effort to fighting Sturge-Weber syndrome.

  6. Logan's Story

    Logan's Story

    Logan loves dollhouses, fairies, and spending time with her mom and dad. She has a smile that can light up any room.

  7. Greg's Story

    Greg Kenney's Story

    Greg Kenney dreamed of a career on Broadway and has spent much of his youth on stage, performing in over 60 musicals!

  8. Aidan and Colin

    Aidan and Colin's Story

    When Aidan was a toddler, he would hover near the playground, not sure how to play. His hesitation was a sign of a bigger issue.

  9. Megan's Story

    Megan's Story

    A dad requests and receives a reassignment to Baltimore so his daughter can receive the care she needs at Kennedy Krieger.

  10. Morgan's Story

    Morgan's Story

    Morgan loves lacrosse and soccer, and is known for her high energy and athleticism. But a sledding accident threatened that.

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