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. Running Festival

    Have you participated in the Baltimore Running Festival in the past and want to do so again? Would you like to run a 5K through Baltimore? Is running...

  2. Little Ones With Big Hearts

    Just because these philanthropists can’t yet drive doesn’t mean they can’t mobilize for causes they care about. Meet Josef, Maggie and Matthew, three...

  3. Serenity Through Swimming

    “I like to swim in the pool, really fast,” says Luke, 16, a student at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Lifeskills and Education for Students with Autism...

  4. Honoring Kennedy Krieger Donors and Celebrating Lainy LeBow-Sachs

    Kennedy Krieger Institute celebrated Lainy LeBow-Sachs, the Institute’s former vice president for external relations, and her 23 years of dedicated...

  5. Play Ball for Kennedy Krieger!

    This summer, the Baltimore Orioles and the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) are helping kids at Kennedy Krieger Institute! Kennedy Krieger is...

  6. Red Flags in Mental Health—What Parents Should Know

    Adolescence is, indeed, a time of transition and change, but severe, dramatic or abrupt changes in behavior can be strong indicators of serious...

  7. Another ROAR-ing Success!

    We were BLOWN AWAY by the generous support we received from everyone who participated in ROAR for Kids!

  8. Hats & Horses Raises $430,000 for Kennedy Krieger Pool Renovation

    On Friday, May 3, more than 275 people danced, laughed and cried at the fourth annual Derby-themed Hats & Horses fundraiser.

  9. Liza—The ‘Whoa-Whoa’ Girl

    Liza, 9, is a compassionate, caring child who lights up any room she’s in. She was born with spina bifida, causing paralysis in her legs.

  10. World Champion Daniel Romanchuk Stays True to His Kennedy Krieger Roots

    Daniel Romanchuk has a soft spot for Kennedy Krieger. He also has spina bifida, a condition that was diagnosed in utero at 17 weeks.