Every eight hours someone in the UK sustains a spinal cord injury and most become wheelchair users as a result. Spinal cord injury affects people of all ages and backgrounds and is most commonly caused through road traffic accidents, falls, illness or sports. Spinal cord injury happens in a moment, but the impact lasts a lifetime. After an injury most people live through months if not years of rehabilitative therapy. There is currently no medical treatment available to repair the injured spinal cord.
Wings for Life fund world class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Since being founded 124 spinal cord research projects have been funded at the world’s most well-respected institutes and a number of vital breakthroughs has been made.
Wings for Life’s research focuses on how to minimise damage, stimulate repair and restore function after an injury to the spinal cord has been sustained. The developments so far provide strong hope that treatment options are closer than they have ever been. However, intensive research work is needed before a breakthrough in human medicine can be achieved.
When you support Wings for Life, 100% of the money you donate will go to directly to spinal cord injury research as the charity’s founders generously cover all of the administrative costs.
London Bridge City and Wings for Life will be holding exciting and unusual activities and competitions within the London Bridge City community for Occupiers and visitors to the area to come involved in.
Please give generously to this life changing cause.
Read HERE the story of their founder Heinz Kinigadner and his son Hannes coping with his life altering injury.
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Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is registered in England & Wales, No.07371291 • Registered Charity No. 1138804