TIRR Foundation seeks to improve the recovery, health, and quality of life for people who have sustained a spinal cord or brain injury by funding innovative research to find a cure and by fostering programs that advance rehabilitative medicine.Our Vision
Millions of people worldwide struggle each day with the debilitating effects of central nervous system damage. The endeavor to understand how our central nervous system functions, responds to injury, and recovers has been ongoing for centuries.
TIRR Family is filled with individuals whose lives have been personally impacted by catastrophic injury, and those who are impassioned to support the goals and efforts of TIRR Foundation.
TIRR Foundation hosts a number of events, ranging from sports to elegant dinners to fun dances. With the help of our board and volunteers, all TIRR events focus on fun, fellowship and FUNDING!
TIRR News / August 5, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation has announced a multi-year commitment totaling $1.4 million to Texas A&M University to enhance faculty and research to impact spinal cord injuries.READ MORE
TIRR News / March 10, 2016
Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster was chronicled in the movie Concussion, will serve as the featured speaker of TIRR Foundation’s Connect the Docs event, April 21 at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.READ MORE
TIRR News / December 8, 2015
TIRR Foundation Advances Research for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury HOUSTON— (December 8) – TIRR Foundation’s Mission Connect recognized outstanding research for spinal cord and traumatic brain injury during the annual Mission Connect 2015 Scientific Symposium held at the Cooley Life Center in Houston on December 4.READ MORE
TIRR News / July 20, 2015
For the more than 40 young people attending the TIRR Foundation’s 2015 Camp Xtreme, camp was not about marshmallow roasts and pranking your bunkmate, but stretching the boundaries that often come with wheelchair confinement and other disabilities.READ MORE