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Operation Save Megan

Kristina
Rolfes
August 1, 2014
A military dad requested and received 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.

Megan MiceliWith her big bright eyes, auburn curls, and contagious giggle, 6-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.

Back to the Field or Back to the Bench? New Tool for Predicting Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes

Martie
Callaghan
August 1, 2014
How soon should kids return to play after sustaining a concussion? Are they now more vulnerable to future injury or long-term effects on memory, mood, or behavior?

These are the kinds of questions Kennedy Krieger researchers are trying to answer with a new study on traumatic brain injury funded by the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the National Football League (NFL).

Moser Center for Leukodystrophies Launched

Kristina
Rolfes
August 1, 2014
New center offers comprehensive treatment, research, and hope for patients with debilitating neurological disorders.
Dr. Hugo MoserHugo W. Moser

In My Own Words: Makaile Stanley

Makaile
Stanley
August 1, 2014
A former Kennedy Krieger student’s take on Asperger’s, attending college, and finding true purpose.

Makaile StanleyI remember the moment I knew I would be the first person in my family to attend college. When I was 16, a doctor recommended that I apply to a technical school instead of a four-year college because of my Asperger’s syndrome. I was crushed and broke down in tears.

Journey to Safety

Jenn
Lynn
August 1, 2014
A mother’s emotional journey to find help for her son with autism leads her to Kennedy Krieger Schools.

JacobThe year my son was in the third grade, I didn’t eat. I never left my phone, even to take a shower. Jake, who has autism, was scared to go to school and totally unhinged once he got there—running in circles, biting his hand, melting down. Desks would fly if one thing went wrong.

The Fight of His Life

Kristina
Rolfes
August 1, 2014
After a brain tumor blindsided Kokayi and left him without the ability to walk, talk, or even swallow, he fought to get his life back.

Kokayi Thomas with his motherFifteen-year-old Kokayi Thomas had always been healthy and athletic, until last November when he started complaining of weakness in his right arm and leg.

Born to Run

Kristina
Rolfes
August 1, 2014
Despite severe autism and catatonia, Jamie Schneider’s triumphs have been far greater than his disability.

Jamie SchneiderJamie Schneider has profound autism and cannot speak. The 23-year-old from New York cannot cross the street alone and requires constant supervision. But when he’s running, he is free.

In My Own Words: Marshall Garber

November 13, 2013
When a spinal cord mass left him paralyzed, Marshall’s life changed forever. It changed again during an adaptive ski trip arranged by Kennedy Krieger.

Marshall Garber

Marshall Garber is a patient at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

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