ROAR for Kids 2023

Team Diego

This team is in honor and memory of Diego Mateo Farnsworth

We need your support!

This spring, we are participating in Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual ROAR for Kids in memory of Diego Mateo Farnsworth. Diego was born on September 10, 2015, and passed away on January 25, 2023, after an 18-month fight to recover from a devastating spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis. Diego was admitted to Kennedy Krieger in October 2021 and discharged on November 2, 2022. Diego is known by his family, friends, nurses, therapists, and doctors as a very loving, resilient, and engaging 7-year-old child who was always in a happy mood despite his challenges.

Diego spent a year as a patient at Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore, Maryland. During this time, he worked hard with therapists to get strong and healthy to come home. Most days began in the spine gym, followed by school and time in the playroom. He enjoyed singing to music, blowing bubbles, playing games and "Dr. Diego," celebrating Christmas, and making arts and crafts. 

Please join us in thanking Kennedy Krieger Institute and honoring the memory of Diego by joining our team or donating in Diego's honor. We appreciate your support as we participate and raise funds for Kennedy Krieger Institute, a world premier institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with care and research focused on pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. 

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Thank you.

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About ROAR for Kids

As we host our first in person event in two years, we hope you will join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023 for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s ROAR for Kids at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. ROAR for Kids will once again feature a 5K run and a low-mileage fun walk, which participants may participate in virtually or in person. Additionally, back by popular demand, the event will host a family festival including princesses, carnival games, the VERY popular Mascot Challenge and more! Registration opens at 6:30AM with both races and the family festival kicking off at 8:00AM, the Mascot Challenge will take place around 9:45AM with the event ending around 10:30AM. We hope to see you there!

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