Media Coverage

Major Media Coverage

May 1 2013
A full-page story on Pat Rummerfield highlights his role as patient liaison in our own International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, his recent autobiography and his receipt of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.
Apr 4 2013
Dr. John McDonald discusses his team's recent study finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements in an article highlighting several rehabilitation approaches.
Apr 4 2013
Kennedy Krieger’s inpatients benefit from animal-assisted therapy during intensive rehabilitation.
Mar 1 2013
A patient of our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) appeared as a guest on Katie Couric’s national daytime talk show, “Katie.” She spoke of how intensive therapy at Kennedy Krieger’s ICSCI made it possible for her to walk down the aisle on her recent wedding day.
Oct 16 2012
Researchers in our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury are using a virtual sailing regimen to introduce individuals with spinal cord injuries to the world of adaptive sailing.
Oct 13 2012
Nine Kennedy Krieger patients and numerous staff formed the Institute’s inaugural team for the Baltimore Running Festival.
Oct 1 2012
A patient sets out to overcome his paralysis and walk the 5K for Team Kennedy Krieger in the 2012 Baltimore Running Festival.

Other Media Coverage

APRIL 21, 2014

Rummerfield's story is nothing short of miraculous. On 20th September 1974, at the age of 21, a 135 mph car accident left him paralysed, and doctors didn't expect him to survive three days, let alone forty years. Over 85% of his spinal cord at the fourth cervical vertebra was destroyed, and the damage extended from the base of his brain to his midback. But six weeks after the accident something truly remarkable happened.

APRIL 18, 2014

September 2004. Van Brooks was on his way to the big leagues, a path sent off course by a paralyzing hit on his high school football field.

NOVEMBER 26, 2013

The results of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pilot study indicate that using a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator can serve as a key part of rehabilitation post-spinal cord injury (SCI).

NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today the results of a pilot study demonstrating use of a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator as an important part of rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury (SCI).

OCTOBER 16, 2013

Pasadena resident Chris Utz has made great progress since the January 2011 auto accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He has stayed active, continuing to participate in many of the recreational pastimes he enjoyed before his accident. On October 13, he participated in the Baltimore Running Festival, where he rode his bike 26.2 miles to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

OCTOBER 12, 2013

In October 2010, James Cook was in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Just three years later, the Virginia Tech senior plans to enter today’s Baltimore Running Festival in Baltimore, Md., with his eyes set on bringing home first-place honors.

OCTOBER 9, 2013

Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November. Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler and pedaling furiously with his hands.

OCTOBER 7, 2013

Virginia Tech seniors Lindsay Bouchard and James Cook will be competing in the 2013 Baltimore Running Festival Saturday, October 12th to help raise money for the Kennedy Krieger Institute for Spinal Cord Injury in Baltimore, Md.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

If you're thinking about entering the Baltimore Running Festival this year but can't find the right inspiration, the story of two disabled men challenging themselves to get past the "I can't's" in life with the help of a well-known organization might help.

JULY 10, 2013

Melissa’s fight against paralysis at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

MAY 31, 2013

Led by physician Dr. Daniel Becker, Marshall Garber and other International Center for Spinal Cord Injury patients participated in an adaptive sports ski adventure in Crested Butte, Colorado in the winter of 2013.

MAY 1, 2013

A full-page story on Pat Rummerfield highlights his role as patient liaison in International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, his recent autobiography and his receipt of the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.

MAY 1, 2013

An article authored by Beth Myers, MSPT, offers expert advice on how technology can be used to improve gait and balance training for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

APRIL 29, 2013

A physical therapy-focused website features a podcast with Dr. John McDonald.

APRIL 17, 2013

A young man's quest to win a mobility van highlights how he attributes the bulk of his recovery to our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

APRIL 6, 2013

Former Loyola football player took first steps in September, starting foundation to help others.

MARCH 16, 2013

Select coverage of Dr. McDonald's research finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements.

MARCH 16, 2013

Select coverage of Dr. McDonald's research finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements.

MARCH 4, 2013

Select coverage of Dr. McDonald's research finding that functional electrical stimulation cycling leads to physical and neurological improvements.

MARCH 1, 2013

Patrick Rummerfield named as one of 10 people honored with the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award.

FEBRUARY 24, 2013

Dr. Becker's plan to take 5 patients adaptive skiing in Colorado.

JANUARY 1, 2013

Mobility Management features physical therapist Erin Michael's expertise on seating and mobility for patients with spinal cord injuries.

DECEMBER 30, 2012

The Las Vegas Review Journal quotes Dr. Cristina Sadowsky and Patrick Rummerfield.

DECEMBER 1, 2012

A feature story highlights patient, Perneit Farrar, of our International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and explains how our innovative approach helped Perneita regain enough function to walk down the aisle at her wedding.

OCTOBER 21, 2012

Former Quadriplegic Participates in 5K Run After Treatment at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

OCTOBER 8, 2012

CNN.com writes about the 2012 Nobel Prize winners and Dr. Visar Belegu is quoted for his expertise in stem cell research.

OCTOBER 1, 2012

Profiles spinal cord injury patient, John Manison, for his positive outlook, recovery and newfound love of sports.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

Profiles John Manison, a spinal cord injury patient preparing to run the half-marathon as part of a fundraising team for Kennedy Krieger.

AUGUST 2012

Kennedy Krieger's brain and spinal cord injury programs are recognized among the nation's best in this article on top rehab facilities.

March 2, 2012

John Manison, high school swimmer, makes an impact in athletics at his high school while undergoing rehabilitation from transverse myelitis.