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TIRR Foundation is advancing medical science, improving care, and enhancing lives for people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries

1.7 million people each year sustain a traumatic brain injury in the U.S.

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.

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Every dollar TIRR Foundation receives is leveraged 20X by researchers

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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.

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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.

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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!

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TIRR News / July 20, 2015

Camp Xtreme Presses Boundaries; Expands Abilities

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.


TIRR News / April 22, 2015

Connect the Docs

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.


TIRR News / August 24, 2015

Diagnosis for Concussion: There’s An App For That

Thanks to support from TIRR Foundation's Misson Connect, a research team, headed by Anne Sereno, Ph.D. at The University of Texas Health Science Center, is making headway in the development of a tablet-based diagnosis tool that will make diagnosis of concussion faster and more accurate. With use of the tablet, sensory, motor, and even frontal-lobe based cognitive functions are precisely measured with a quick and simple pointing task.


TIRR News / August 24, 2015

Noble-Haeusslein Named as Keynote Speaker at Mission Connect Symposium

Linda Noble-Haeusslein, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will be the keynote speaker during the Mission Connect 2015 Scientific Symposium December 4. The annual symposium will be held at the Cooley Life Center in Houston.


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