Kennedy Krieger Institute patients, parents and staff members share their stories of recovery, perseverance and gratitude.
We're honored to share the inspiring journeys of Kristen, Nick, Katarina and their families. These remarkable individuals represent just a handful of the more than 24,000 patients and families from all over the U.S. and the world whom we serve each year. Our goal is to unlock each child's potential through compassionate, innovative patient care, treatment, education and community support.
Meet Kristen, a patient at our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, who became paralyzed following an blood infection. Through a family friend, Kristen found Kennedy Krieger and has been traveling back and forth between Tennessee and Baltimore for the past year to receive world-class rehabilitative care. Over the course of her time at Kennedy Krieger, Kristen has made great strides toward independence and walking, and she even participated in the Baltimore Running Festival's 5K!
Meet Nick, a patient from our neurobehavioral unit. Nick has an autism spectrum disorder and exhibited extreme self-injurious behavior before his arrival at Kennedy Krieger. Since then, Nick has thrived, thanks to the support provided by his Kennedy Krieger team and his family.
Meet Katarina, a former patient of our inpatient rehabilitation unit, who, following surgery necessitated by a dog attack, came to Kennedy Krieger to receive interdisciplinary evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative services, including physical, occupational and psychological therapies and pain management.
With more than 20 locations located in Maryland, the non-profit Kennedy Krieger Institute has been providing specialized research and healthcare services to children and families for more than 75 years. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute programs and services, visit http://KennedyKrieger.org
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