Our Cause

The longing for hope

More people than ever are living with chronic neurological issues caused by strokes, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Their prospect for recovery too often feels hopeless, as they wait for major breakthroughs in treatments and cures. With brilliant and compassionate science that leads to life-changing cures, we can change this.

Neurological Recovery

Motor Recovery Icon
The study of motor recovery includes impairments from stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and more.
Pain and Sensory Recovery Icon
In the U.S. alone, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain as a result of a traumatic injury, condition or disease.
Cognitive Recovery
Cognitive deficits are changes in brain’s ability to think. This includes dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems, as well as many kinds of communication challenges as a result of a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Vision Recovery
Following a stroke or onset of diabetes individuals may have problems with their vision. Up to two thirds of those who suffer from a stroke have vision problems.

Neurological Conditions

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. One out of six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury affects approximately 282,000 people in the United States, with roughly 17,000 new cases every year.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.
Cerebral Palsy
Each year about 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy (CP). About 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. manifest one or more of the symptoms of CP.
Neurodegenerative Diseases
In the U.S., approximately 5 million suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, 1 million from Parkinson’s disease, 30,000 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 30,000 from Huntington’s disease.
Retinal Degenerative Diseases
It is projected that those affected by retinal degenerative diseases will double by 2050.