TIRR Foundation seeks to improve the recovery, health, and quality of life for people who have sustained a spinal cord or brain injury by funding innovative research to find a cure and by fostering programs that advance rehabilitative medicine.Our Vision
Millions of people worldwide struggle each day with the debilitating effects of central nervous system damage. The endeavor to understand how our central nervous system functions, responds to injury, and recovers has been ongoing for centuries.
TIRR Family is filled with individuals whose lives have been personally impacted by catastrophic injury, and those who are impassioned to support the goals and efforts of TIRR Foundation.
TIRR Foundation hosts a number of events, ranging for sports to elegant dinners to fun dances. With the help of its board and volunteers all TIRR events focus on fun, fellowship and FUNDING!
TIRR News / December 8, 2015
TIRR Foundation Advances Research for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury HOUSTON— (December 8) – TIRR Foundation’s Mission Connect recognized outstanding research for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury during the annual Mission Connect 2015 Scientific Symposium held at the Cooley Life Center in Houston on December 4.READ MORE
TIRR News / July 20, 2015
For the more than 40 young people attending the TIRR Foundation’s 2015 Camp Xtreme, camp was not about marshmallow roasts and pranking your bunkmate, but stretching the boundaries that often come with wheelchair confinement and other disabilities.READ MORE
TIRR News / April 22, 2015
Compelling stories surrounding the dedication of a leading neurosurgeon and a victory over a potentially fatal injury framed an exciting evening during TIRR Foundation’s Connect The Docs, benefitting Mission Connect April 22.READ MORE
TIRR News / January 13, 2016
When the movie Concussion released on Christmas Day, the decades-long work of doctors and scientists striving to understand concussion was thrust into the national spotlight, prompting TIRR Foundation of Houston to host a private screening January 10 with experts in brain injury and neurophysiology weighing in on the issue. The good news; Concussion is not the death sentence implied in the film.READ MORE