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2018 Boston Marathon: $27,500+ Donated to Journey Forward

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+ [...]

Joe’l Gonzalez Receives $10,000 Physical Therapy Grant

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 [...]

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Receives $100,000 Medical Research Grant

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 [...]

2018 Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament Recap

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 [...]

2018 Boston Marathon Message From Thomas E. Smith

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 [...]

Saint Anselm College Installs the Look-Up Line™

September 2, 2014- Today Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) Founders Thomas Smith and Tucker Mullin traveled to Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH to help install the NCAA's first ever Look-Up Line™.  Co-Founder Tucker Mullin, who played ice hockey at Saint Anselm College, referred to this as "one of the biggest accomplishments in the history of [...]

Berkley Ice Arena Installs the Look-Up Line™

September 8, 2014- Today we announced via social media that the Berkley Ice Arena is the first ice hockey rink in Michigan to install the Look-Up Line™ (LUL).  Dr.  Jeff Pierce, founder of the non-profit Athletes Unlimited for athletes with disabilities and medical director of the Michigan Sports & Spine Centers, refers to the LUL as a "game-changer".  In addition [...]

5th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

On August 11, 2014, The Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) held our 5th Annual Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Turner Hill in Ipswich, MA.  For the past four years we have worked to build this very special day into an annual summit that brings all of our divisions:  the Look-Up [...]

Prescott Family receives Quality of Life Grant

July 29, 2014- Today we traveled to meet the Prescott Family. The family’s oldest daughter, just 5 years of age, is growing up with Spina Bifida. For the youngest grant recipient in the history of The Thomas E. Smith Foundation, courage is a well-known ideology embraced on a daily basis. Refusing to let her own [...]

Nashville Predators install Look-Up Line in Ford Ice Center

On Monday July 28, 2014 we announced on Vancouver Sports Radio that the Look-Up Line is being installed in rinks across Canada and yesterday we received word from the Nashville Predators Hockey Team that the Look-Up Line has been installed at their new Ford Ice Center practice facility! In September the NHL prospect games will be held at this [...]