Letter From Our President - Winter 2014
Many of the children who come to Kennedy Krieger need our care throughout childhood. For these children, we are able to address the entire spectrum of problems that affect their development by bringing together specialists from many different disciplines, all under one roof.
In this issue of Potential, we’re featuring a few such patients who have relied on our care over the years. You may recognize faces you’ve seen before. Willie Burson was first featured in this publication eight years ago in a story about our feeding disorders program. Christian Thomas appeared in our magazine when he was four, in a story about therapy for cerebral palsy. Both boys are several years older now, but still under the care of doctors at the Institute who address their changing needs.
Also featured: read how Charnira Berry was brought back to consciousness by specialists on our low responsiveness unit after a severe brain injury. Five years later, she’s now a thriving student at Kennedy Krieger School Programs.
Penelope Miller is making great progress in our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, and we’ll continue to provide care and therapy for her as she grows.
At Kennedy Krieger, we have all the keys to help these children as they grow, whether it's individualized patient care, innovative research, specialized education, or community initiatives. And we’ll continue our dedication to training the next generation of professionals, who will go on to help children here and around the world.
Thank you for being a friend and supporter of Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.