Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

In My Own Words: John Manison

November 2, 2012
“You can do whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it.”

John Manison is an 18-year-old freshman at Ashland University in Ohio. He is dedicated to his rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and focused on achieving therapy goals en route to living his life without a wheelchair.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Partners with Groupon Grassroots for Fundraising Initiative

September 3, 2012
Life Through Motion campaign to provide wellness center memberships to individuals with disabilities

Baltimore, Md.  Kennedy Krieger Institute and Group Grassroots (http://grassroots.groupon.com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announce the launch of a local campaign to raise funds to support patients who cannot afford wellness center memberships. 

CNN: From Horseback-Riding to a Wheelchair and Back

May 9, 2012
Krystal Greco, 16, shares her story about pursuing her passion despite a life-changing injury

adaptive horseback riding rehabilitation

New Experiment Allows Rats with Spinal Cord Injuries to Walk and Climb

June 1, 2012
The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute Releases a Statement about New Study published in Science

The recent article published in Science entitled "Restoring voluntary control of locomotion after paralyzing spinal cord injury" by van den Brand et al.1 is a great basic scientific demonstration of the degree of plasticity and endogenous re-organization both above and below the injury level associated with recovery.

Baltimore Running Festival

Oct 13 2012 - 7:00am - 4:00pm

M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

About the Event:

Are you interested in participating in the 2012 Baltimore Running Festival on October 13th? Join the inaugural Kennedy Krieger Institute Charity Team. Whether it's the Kids Fun Run, 5k, Team Relay, half or full marathon, we've got a space for you!

CNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps

May 24, 2011
Read about the experiences of Kennedy Krieger patient Matt Courson, and his determination to walk across the stage at his college graduation.

Matt CoursonCNN: A Life Reclaimed in Tiny Steps


Feb 23 2012 - 9:00am - Feb 24 2012 - 3:30pm

Liberty Ski Resort
78 Country Club Trail
Carroll Valley, PA 17320

Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports (BARS) invites adapted skiers to bring their family, friends and caregivers for a special winter day on the snow.

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.

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