Inspiring Stories

A military dad requests and receives a compassionate reassignment to Baltimore so his daughter can once again receive the expert care she needs for her rare genetic disorder at Kennedy Krieger.
With her big bright eyes, auburn curls, and contagious giggle, 5-year-old Megan Miceli is truly one in a million. You could even say she’s one in a billion—Megan has a genetic disorder so rare that only a handful of cases have been reported in the world. Since she was a baby, she has been under the care of neurologists at Kennedy Krieger who, after extensive testing, diagnosed her with gene microdeletion 15q13.3.
Throughout her rehabilitation from paralysis at Kennedy Krieger, the dream of one day riding horses again kept Krystal motivated.
Krystal Greco had been an avid horseback rider since she was a small child. But one afternoon when she was 14, a searing pain in her back changed everything.
Former Kennedy Krieger trainee Dr. Tanjala Gipson now heads up the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic that gives one-year-old Mason Ditch hope for his future.
Former Kennedy Krieger trainee Dr. Tanjala Gipson now heads up the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic that gives one-year-old Mason Ditch hope for his future.
After Therapeutic Foster Care gave him a second chance at life, Carl Price is paying it forward by mentoring foster children.
After Therapeutic Foster Care gave him a second chance at life, Carl Price is paying it forward by mentoring foster children. Ask Carl Price about his childhood, and you can’t help but feel moved by the struggles he faced as a young boy in Baltimore 25 years ago. With a father in jail and a mother struggling with addiction, Carl wasn’t sure when his next meal would come, let alone his next medical checkup. So when young Carl developed a tumor on the left side of his neck, it was left untreated for over a year. By the time Carl’s mother took him to the hospital at age 13, he had developed advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma—a type of throat cancer.
Darius Weems, star of "Darius Goes West," participates in groundbreaking research for the fatal disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which took the life of his brother at age 19.
Darius Weems, star of "Darius Goes West," participates in groundbreaking research for the fatal disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which took the life of his brother at age 19.
Kennedy Krieger used innovative genetic sequencing technology to diagnose two brothers who were “undiagnosable” for more than 20 years, leading the way for other families to find answers. 
Kennedy Krieger used innovative genetic sequencing technology to diagnose two brothers who were “undiagnosable” for more than 20 years, leading the way for other families to find answers.
After early intervention helped her son Matthew, Marlo Lemon teamed up with Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism for minority outreach.
After early intervention helped her son Matthew, Marlo Lemon teamed up with Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism for minority outreach.
When brain injury happens at a young age, education can be a critical component of recovery.
When brain injury happens at a young age, education can be a critical component of recovery.

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