Our President/Co-Founder Thomas E. Smith finished the 2018 Boston Marathon in 8 hours 30 minutes and 28 seconds. In doing so, he became the first person who has suffered multiple paralyzing accidents to complete the course without the use of a wheelchair. In conjunction with this amazing accomplishment, our foundation was able to raise $27,500+ [...]
In 2017, while playing basketball with friends, Joe’l Gonzalez’s life changed forever. During a seemingly ordinary game, he suffered a serious spinal cord injury and was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with being paralyzed from the chest down. Soon after being contacted about Joe’l’s accident, our team met with him and his [...]
In May 2015, Co-Founder Thomas Smith and friend Teague Egan completed the 2,109 mile Thomas E. Smith Foundation Reality Ride Challenge from Boston, MA to Miami, FL. Serving as a beacon of hope for the paralysis community, this ride encompassed strength, determination, hard-work and proof that if you set your mind to do something that [...]
Ben Farrar is the kind of young man that you would want your son our daughter to be friends with. His infectious smile lights up the room immediately upon his entrance. His positive attitude and outlook on life inspires you to be a better person and not take any day for granted. On April 19 [...]
On July 16, The Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) held its 9th Annual Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament at The Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, Massachusetts. This year’s sold out tournament was The Foundation’s most successful to date. Serving as the annual summit where (TESF) has an opportunity to update its supporters on [...]
On June 7, 2016, Matt Wetherbee’s life changed forever. While playing basketball with friends, Matt suffered a significant spinal cord injury and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was diagnosed with being paralyzed from the chest down without the use of his arms and legs. Soon after being contacted about Matt’s accident, our [...]
Thomas Training At Journey Forward On The Anti-Gravity Treadmill I am proud to announce that on April 16th, I will be walking in the 122nd Boston Marathon. As many of you may or may not know, this year marks 10 years since my first accident. Having had 3 separate paralyzing accidents between 2008 [...]
May 22, 2015- Dance For Paralysis Artist Krewella will perform on May 24, 2015 at Icon Nightclub in Boston, MA. 100% of ticket sales and a portion of the nightly proceeds will benefit The Thomas E. Smith Foundation.
May 1, 2015- Today Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) Co-Founder Thomas Smith, completed the 1st ever Reality Ride Challenge. Riding an average of 65 miles by bike, 3 miles per day via hand-cycle and walking 1 mile per day, Smith and 1st Round President/Founder Teague Egan completed the ride in just 38 days. For more [...]
January 22, 2015- The Thomas E. Smith Foundation would like to sincerely thank Canada's Global News for recently publishing such a great feature on the Look-Up Line. Click HERE to watch the full video.