• <span>Wings for Life World Run 2016</span><br>

    Wings for Life World Run 2016


    The world running together for spinal cord research

  • <span>I am always busy doing research</span><br>

    I am always busy doing research


    For 22 years, Prof Armin Curt’s mission has been to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

  • <span>“I used to feel so free”</span><br>

    “I used to feel so free”


    Yoshij Grimm opens up about his serious accident and how it changed his life.

  • <span>Fundraising is fun and easy</span><br>

    Fundraising is fun and easy


    Our campaigners do amazing things to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord research.

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

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Two researchers from London are working on new monitoring techniques for the ICU, in the hope of preserving the important bodily functions of acute spinal cord injury patients.

Fundraising Triathlon: Joy and Agony in 3 Stages

Fundraising Triathlon: Joy and Agony in 3 Stages

From the English Channel to Milton Keynes – one Austrian and two Brits decided to face their greatest sporting challenge yet, to raise funds for Wings for Life.

“Paralysis” of the immune system

“Paralysis” of the immune system

Is the immune system also paralyzed after spinal cord injury? Yes, say scientists and present new data that are also relevant for clinicians.

“I want to encourage people to stay active.“

“I want to encourage people to stay active.“

At the age of 22 Filipe suffered a severe accident which turned his life upside down. Now he is settled and wants to motivate others who suffer with a spinal cord injury to be positive.

Neuroinflammation: Yin & Yang of our Immune System

Neuroinflammation: Yin & Yang of our Immune System

Why inflammatory reactions following a spinal cord injury also have a dark side...

Funding opportunity for multinational research projects on SCI

We would like to draw your attention to a call for proposals from multinational research funding organizations.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Aron Anderson scaled a spectacular cliff in Norway, despite his spinal cord injury.

Ice hockey, a Garage Sale and a Music-Event

Ice hockey, a Garage Sale and a Music-Event

They played ice hockey, cleared their garages and organised a music event. Here are some cool fundraising ideas.

Did you know that...

Did you know that...

many paralysed patients experience difficulties when coughing? Our colleague Wolfgang explains why and how that affects his body functions.

Keeping it going

Keeping it going

Julia Macchietto competed in the 2015 Wings for Life World Run in Munich. Now she is all signed up for this years run.

Frank Bradke elected as Leibniz Prize winner

Frank Bradke elected as Leibniz Prize winner

Mid of December Prod Frank Bradke received really exciting news: he was elected as one of the 10 awardees of the Leibniz Price 2016.