An exciting new cure foundation has been launched by a paralysed woman in the Netherlands. The Endparalysis Foundation has been set up by Corinne Jeanmaire, a dedicated cure advocate who was paralysed in a car accident in 2001. The Foundation’s primary goal is to accelerate the translation of biological therapies for chronic spinal cord injury by co-financing promising research projects. 100% of all funds raised by the foundation will go directly to research. The Foundation has a very strong scientific base with experts including Dr Mark Bacon, Scientific Director at the UK’s International Spinal Research Trust, Professor Jerry Silver from Case Western Reserve University, USA and Professor Joost Verhaagen from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. As well as fundraising, within the coming year foundation also aims to engage scientists build a collaborative network in order to develop a flexible roadmap for accelerating combination therapies.
Cure girl Ruth