Health Care

Scott realized he was "one emergency from becoming homeless"

A ten-year Army veteran, Scott served several tours of active duty.

He was tough. “I didn’t want to admit to having cracks in my armor,” Scott says. But after losing family members a few years ago, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Finding help was how he started to bounce back. Scott worked to rebuild his life. He found his calling as a professional chef. He had a comfortable home shared with his best friend, and planned to have surgery to treat an old injury. Life was looking up.

Kennedy Krieger Foundation - You Are the Face of Change!

As a donor through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), you already know – YOU are the face of change. And all of us here at Kennedy Krieger Institute are so grateful for your participation.

If you’re new to the CFC or to Kennedy Krieger, let us introduce ourselves.

Located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region, Kennedy Krieger Institute is internationally recognized for improving the lives of more than 25,000 children and adults every year.

Thank You CFC Donors!

Thank you for your generous gift through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to Cure SMA. It is because of year-round support from people like you that we continue making progress with our life-changing programs and creating a brighter future for everyone with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Ron's Story

"Better get your affairs in order. You have about two months to live," the doctor said. My wife and I sat there . . . crying. "That was many years ago. I had stage 4-BE non-hodgkin lymphoma. More swollen lymph nodes appearing every day. The cancer had metastasized to my liver. There was a mass in my abdomen, shutting down one kidney and blocking my bowel. Another tumor pressing on my lungs. I was desperate.

We give to those who have given us so much.

It wasn't long ago that Ty Wieber spoke no words and relied on others to be his voice. One clinical trial enabled by FRAXA Research Foundation’s groundwork … one researcher focused on Fragile X syndrome … and most importantly, two parents who never gave up on their child, all changed the face of Ty’s future.

Zach and Leslie Wieber are dedicated to the advancement of Fragile X research. For years they have supported FRAXA Research Foundation, not only as donors and event hosts, but as our cheerleaders.