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for those <br />
who can't

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    for those
    who can't

    One day at the very same time
    all over the world

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    being made

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    Red Notebook

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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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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

Barcelona, Spain

La Noche del Motor

33 countries, All over the world

Wings for Life World Run

Voluntary movements after chronic spinal cord injury

Voluntary movements after chronic spinal cord injury

Scientists, using epidural stimulation over the lumbar spinal cord, have enabled four completely paralyzed men to voluntarily move their legs.

Vatnajökull, Iceland

4 People, 6 Legs

Running the long road to recovery

Running the long road to recovery

Keen sportsman Paul Hudson was told he would never walk again. This year Paul runs the London Marathon and the Wings for Life World Run.

How does an oligodendrocyte work?

How does an oligodendrocyte work?

Oligodendrocytes form the isolating sheath around the axons, which is essential for fast signal conduction. A look into details.

Launch of Formula One Challenge 2014

Launch of Formula One Challenge 2014

Companies go head-to-head to raise money for spinal cord research.

Communication is everything

Communication is everything

A fascinating article about the importance of intracellular communication after injury.

Publications 2013: Part 2

Publications 2013: Part 2

30 research projects were published in 2013. The publications show the advancements done in all research fields related to spinal cord injury.

"Burnout" for a good cause

"Burnout" for a good cause

Rok Bagoroš supporting Wings for Life.

The Cord Club 2014 - second year success

The Cord Club 2014 - second year success

Wings for Life raised 170,000 Euros for spinal cord research during fundraiser with the stars.

Bracelet by Susie Wolff (limited edition)

Bracelet by Susie Wolff (limited edition)

Wings for Life ambassador Susie Wolff designed a beautiful bracelet in cooperation with ROX with proceeds going to spinal cord research.