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Inspiring Moments

The Kindness of Strangers

Nov 8, 2017

Dr. Joan Carney, head of Kennedy Krieger’s specialized transition program shares a poignant story of compassion and gratitude from one wounded family to another.

A story of a father who had suffered painful loss selflessly helping a fellow parent through a difficult time.

With the Odds Against Her, Morgan Danced

Oct 24, 2017

In recognition of October as ADHD Awareness Month, Dr. Mary Leppert from Kennedy Krieger’s Infant Neurodevelopmental Center describes how little Morgan, born premature at only 26 weeks gestation, overcomes the challenges of ADHD and cerebral palsy and goes on to thrive in academics, dancing and life.

Overcoming Fear

Sep 27, 2017

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, Kennedy Krieger Institute physical therapist, Beth Farrell tells a story of her first experience working with a teenager who had a recent spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. Beth shares how she overcame her own fears to help him and his family embrace hope, and how his recovery and life has inspired her optimism in working with other patients.

Autism is No Match for Jake

Aug 30, 2017
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Kelly Anastaci, a special educator at Kennedy Krieger’s Montgomery County School, tells Dr. Lana Warren about a student who refuses to be limited by his diagnosis with autism spectrum disorder and how he is helping others understand those with autism better. 

Overcoming Trauma

Jul 26, 2017

Kennedy Krieger pediatric trauma therapist Emily Driscoll-Roe shares an inspiring story about a young girl whom she helped overcome the effects of bullying and trauma, and how the girl's resilience and positive attitude inspired her.

Laughter Shines Through

Jun 28, 2017
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This month, Dr. Lana Warren speaks with Dr. Michelle Melicosta about a young boy with a rare disease and the heartwarming moment when she realizes his charming personality is still able to shine through.