Spinal Cord Injury Must Become Curable…100% of all donations fund life changing- spinal cord research projects
The driving forces behind Wings for Life are the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and the founder of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz. In 2003, Kinigadner’s son Hannes had a tragic accident which left him tetraplegic.
Kinigadner and Mateschitz soon realised that research into spinal cord injury was underfunded. Paralysis is not considered a widespread condition and therefore investing millions in research to help a relatively small number of people was generally considered an unprofitable endeavour.
This realisation prompted Kinigadner and Mateschitz to set up the Wings for Life research foundation – with the goal of finding ways to cure all people affected.
What they do //
Support for cutting edge international research including scientific communication, clinical studies & basic and pre-clinical research.
Recently the High Fives Foundation had the opportunity to support Wings for Life World Run during a ski day with Michelle Parker at Alpine Meadows.