Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller, Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar and Gov. Wes Moore
at Kennedy Krieger this past fall
A little more than a month ago, Maryland’s governor, Wes Moore, and lieutenant governor, Aruna Miller, along with Maryland’s secretaries of health and disabilities, visited Kennedy Krieger to tour our inpatient hospital. It was the first visit to the Institute for Gov. Moore and Lt. Gov. Miller.
Seeing our patients and staff members through their eyes was very special for me. Each of our visitors had heard about Kennedy Krieger Institute and our extraordinary and unique approach to care and education, but witnessing what we do every day, firsthand, brought tears to their eyes.
The stories in this issue of Kennedy Krieger Magazine are real-life examples of the care and commitment they witnessed: Andy, who has a rare, debilitating disease that has required multiple hospitalizations with our interdisciplinary inpatient hospital team, now comes to one of our outpatient centers for care. And Leo, who came to us from Greece for treatment for acute flaccid myelitis, stayed with us during the worst months of the pandemic. His family decided to move to Maryland, in part to be close to our care for their son.
Witnessing what we do every day, firsthand, brought tears to their eyes.” – Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar
In this season of gratitude, we are especially grateful for your support. Children like Andy and Leo are benefiting from new therapies and our dedicated staff. In turn, we are fueled by you and by each person and organization who believes in our mission.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season,
Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Zanvyl Krieger Faculty Endowed Chair