Saturday, 1 March 2014

Funding a cure for spinal cord injury

“The target is to raise £1.5m in two years. We've got the world leader in spinal repair here, Professor Geoffrey Raisman, and he’s very optimistic that he’ll get paralysis beaten in the near future.”

David Nicholls, founder Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation

The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF) was founded by chef David Nicholls following an accident in which his son, Daniel, was left paralysed from the arms down. Daniel had been standing in water between the safety flags on Bondi Beach, when he dived into an oncoming wave, hit an unseen sandbank and broke his neck.

There are over 2.5 million people worldwide living with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Around 130,000 people every year join them. David was determined to do everything he could to see his son, and others living with spinal injury, walk again. Therefore he set up NSIF.

The charity is focused on raising money in order to fund innovative medical research, that we all hope will lead to a repair and cure for spinal cord injury.

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