Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

Charity information

Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

WIngs for Life is a spinal cord injury charity who knows that there is a cure it is just a matter of when the cure will be found.

We strongly believe in achieving our goal.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    In most cases, paralysis is caused by acute damage to the spinal cord following a traumatic injury. Nerve fibres are disrupted and nerve cells at, and around, the site of injury are destroyed.

    A lesion of the spinal cord not only impacts the ability to move your limbs; the injury also causes a large number of health-related complications and limitations in daily life.

    The type of disability which occurs after the spinal cord is injured depends on the severity of injury and the location of the injured segment of the spinal cord. In cases of complete paralysis, all functions below the level of injury will be lost.

    After a spinal cord injury, the nerve fibres which send motor signals from the brain to the torso and the limbs are impaired and this causes paralysis of the muscles. Destruction of sensory nerve fibres leads to loss of sensations such as touch, pain and the ability to distinguish between hot and cold.

    Less well-known is that spinal cord injury can also severely limit bladder and bowel control, sexual performance and blood pressure.

    The diagnosis of “paraplegia” following a spinal cord injury is likely to become a thing of the past because scientists agree unanimously: injured nerve cells in the spinal cord are capable of regeneration.

  • Aims

    Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation aims to:

    • To find ways to cure all people affected by spinal cord injuries
  • Overview

    Established: January 2010

    Registered Charity Number: 1138804

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0203 117 2123

    Address: 155-171 Tooley Street London United Kingdom SE1 2JP

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