THE THOMAS E. SMITH FOUNDATION IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THOSE AFFECTED BY AND LIVING WITH PARALYSIS THROUGH FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, AS WELL AS SUPPORTING PREVENTIVE INNOVATIONS THAT DECREASE THE RISK OF SPINAL CORD INJURIES.
Co-Founded by Thomas Smith and Tucker Mullin from Thomas’ hospital room in 2009, the TESF’s mission includes dynamic platforms that target specific issues in the Spinal Cord Injury Community. Each facet of our preventative, motivational, and reactive mission is meant to provide substantial support to individuals and families, and the TESF is fully committed to creating influential solutions that make a difference for those in need.
The TESF believes in a progressive approach towards dealing with spinal cord injuries. An important element to the foundation is to provide those affected by and living with paralysis financial resources to support daily necessities not covered by insurance. These resources include but are not limited to: physical therapy, adaptive rehabilitation equipment, transportation, home modifications, and private nursing care.
The TESF also fully supports innovative and preventative programs that decrease the risk of catastrophic head, neck and spinal cord injuries in ice hockey. The Look-Up Line™, ice hockey’s first warning track; was created by the TESF to serve as an adjunct to decreasing the risk of head and catastrophic spinal cord injuries. The Look-Up Line™ does NOT affect the speed, intensity or heritage of the game of hockey, and does not require new playing rules directed at the player.
With your help, the TESF will continue to be a leader in helping individuals that suffer from paralysis while also aiding the medical community in finding a cure!