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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 [...]