Congratulations to our Lainy's Legacy Festival of Trees Ambassadors 2023!
Kennedy Krieger thanks you for contributing to the success of the Institute’s largest annual fundraiser and salutes you for the personal accomplishments that led to this nomination and honor.
Liza is an accomplished adaptive athlete who loves basketball and plays the sport as a member of Kennedy Krieger’s Bennett Blazers wheelchair basketball team. “It is her home away from home,” her mom says.
Kyle was diagnosed with autism at age 5, and since that time, he has worked hard to understand and embrace his different abilities.
With the help of his mother, Kyle created a nonprofit organization called Kyle’s Art for Autism World, which offers workshops and community events.
“Thanks to the intensive rehab she received both as an inpatient and now with outpatient therapies at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, Eileen has regained use of her arms and legs.”
– Eileen’s Mom
Ryan is a senior at Kennedy Krieger High School who is looking forward to attending college to study construction and music theory.
His mother says he does not let his autism diagnosis get in the way of doing what he wants or pursuing his dreams.
“Lyla brings a lot of positive energy wherever she goes and loves to engage with others,” her mom says. Lyla has Kabuki syndrome and participates in research at Kennedy Krieger to help us learn more about the disorder.
Landon is a sports enthusiast! Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, he competes in swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball as a member of Kennedy Krieger's Bennett Blazers adaptive sports program.
Timaron is a proud community member of Kennedy Krieger’s CORE Foundations program.
This year, Timaron had the opportunity to represent our Neurodiversity at Work programs and throw out the first pitch at an IronBirds game! His cheerful and energetic spirit is infectious.