• <span>World runs to record-breaking day</span><br>

    World runs to record-breaking day


    Second Wings for Life World Run: an unforgettable day of athletic prowess and fundraising.

  • <span>A Great Vintage</span><br>

    A Great Vintage


    Thanks to your donations, we are able to fund these exciting research projects in 2015.

  • <span>Epidural Stimulation</span><br>

    Epidural Stimulation


    Breakthrough paralysis research

  • <span>Ischnuufe Uschnuffe</span><br>

    Ischnuufe Uschnuffe


    Story about a Swiss Rehabilitation Project

  • <span>I am paralyzed</span><br>

    I am paralyzed


    People with spinal cord injury tell their stories.

Our mission

Spinal Cord Injury must become curable

Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.  

Support us in achieving our goal.

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1€ donation = 1€ for spinal cord research

Progress in spinal cord research is largely driven by private funding. Wings for Life is dependent on donations from individuals and companies. 100% of all donations are used for research purposes because all administrative costs are kindly covered by the Red Bull Company.

News and events

Keeping up to date

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Making friends and learning new skills at St Mary’s College, Twickenham.

“Every inch counts”

“Every inch counts”

Alex is among the few lucky ones who have suffered a spinal cord injury and merely scraped past a severe paralysis.

Blog: Backstage at the PMU

Blog: Backstage at the PMU

Our colleague Elisa writes about her first lab tour at the Paracelsus Medical School Salzburg and feels like being in a Bond movie.

‘Every spinal cord injury is dramatic’

‘Every spinal cord injury is dramatic’

Prof. Dr. Claudius Thomé, member of the internal board of Wings for Life, gives us an insight into his daily work as a neurosurgeon.

Companies that run the World Run

Companies that run the World Run

Numerous companies around the globe paid the entry fee for their employees at the 2015 Wings for Life World Run. Time to say a big thank you.

One day... “I will be back on my feet.”

One day... “I will be back on my feet.”

What are your first thoughts when you hear the word “wave”? We´ve asked the former windsurf pro Baptiste Gossein different questions. Here are his spontaneous answers.

THE GRAND SHAFTESBURY TRI RUN 2015

THE GRAND SHAFTESBURY TRI RUN 2015

Another year of success for The Grand Shaftesbury Tri Run as St Giles House, opened its doors to over 700 competitors for a weekend of sport, music, fun, food and fundraising.

ISCoS Scientific Meeting

ISCoS Scientific Meeting

Dr. Rosi Lederer gives us a short report from the ISCoS conference held in Montreal last week.

Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

Grand Shaftesbury Tri Run