Hi, I’m Sam.
I’ve partnered with SpinalCure as an ambassador because I’m committed to a future which generates positive outcomes and hope for the millions of people like me who have suffered a spinal cord injury.
This is my story…
Every day in Australia, another person suffers a spinal cord injury.
I can tell you from personal experience, the effects are devastating, and not just for the person injured, but for their loved ones as well. After an injury, the mental and physical health challenges are completely overwhelming.
What keeps us going however, is hope for a cure.
Thankfully, we’re now closer than ever before to reaching this.
These projects are already showing enormous potential to change lives and help Australians get back their independence.
As someone who lives with paralysis, I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this is.
But, we have a problem.
You see, it’s not great research or brilliant minds that we are lacking, it’s actually getting the funding needed to make sure the research can be developed properly and the treatments made accessible to everyone. And for that, we need your help.
You can join the quest for the cure by donating to SpinalCure today.
Together, we can make the dream a reality. Every dollar donated counts.
Where does your money go?
SpinalCure invests in three key areas:
Treating acute injuries
Research into how to manage injuries as soon as they happen so more people are walking out of hospital after an injury – For example Dr Marc Ruitenberg’s IVIg trial at the University of Queensland.
Curing chronic injuries
Research into treating and curing long term injuries. For example, the David Prast Research Fellowships for Spinal Neuromodulation and Spinal Cord Regeneration.
Awareness + collaboration
To ensure we’re supporting the best research and that the brightest minds are working together. For example, the annual SpinalCure SCI Research Symposium at the University of Queensland.
Funding and support in these three areas means we are getting closer than ever to finding a cure. The only thing that stands in the way now is funding, and for that we need your help.
Please donate generously today. Your donation goes to support vital medical research that gives hope for a better, more independent future for everyone with spinal cord injury.