International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

Kennedy Krieger Patient to be Featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Friday, October 21st at 8/7c

October 17, 2011
Twelve days before his 21st birthday, Brian Keefer, an all-around college athlete, suffered a drastic gymnastics injury that paralyzed him from his neck down. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featured Brian and his family in a special two-hour episode.

Kennedy Krieger Featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition(Baltimore, MD) -- We hope that you will share in our excitement that one of our patients was chosen as the deserving recipient of a new home through the ABC reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Patient Resources


For hotel recommendations and general assistance with your stay, please contact a care coordinator at (443) 923-9222.


Parking at the North Broadway Campus

Families and visitors may park in the Kennedy Krieger Parking Garage for free. To enter the garage, pass the Institute on North Broadway, cross Madison Street, turn right on Ashland, and turn right into the garage. Validate your parking ticket at the front security desk.

Recent Presentations

Brooke Bamford, PT, DPT, "Neurological and Functional Recovery Following Long-Term Activity-Based Restorative Therapy in a Patient with Chronic Cervical Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury"

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Success Stories

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury offers more than just the hope of recovery from what was once thought to be an irreversible and life altering injury. Through the use of Activity Based Restorative Therapies (RT) great promise has been shown helping adults and children with chronic spinal cord injuries recover sensation, movement, independence, and overall improved quality of life even many months or years after an injury.

Our Staff

The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience caring for children and adults with disabilities. The Center’s leaders, in particular, have dedicated their careers to providing the most comprehensive, innovative therapies possible for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Educational Series

Regeneration Generation Patient Education

Join us for our monthly spinal cord injury patient education group, "Regeneration Generation". Each month features a new and exciting topic presentation or discussion. All current and former patients and their families are welcome to attend. Meetings are held on one Monday each month from 12 - 2 PM, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP.

Please contact us for more information, or to RSVP, at or (443) 923-9468.

Related Materials and Information

Join Our Team

Contact: Tina Schmitt at (443) 923-5815

Where Hope and Opportunity Meet Science:

Until very recently, most spinal cord injury programs have focused on helping patients learn to compensate for injuries thought to be irreversible. Not here.

Make an Appointment

We welcome your questions and referrals. If you would like more information about a referral or evaluation, or would like to speak to someone by phone, please contact our:

Care Management Office
Local Referral: (443) 923-9222

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