Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. You change lives with your generosity. When you support Kessler Foundation, you give the gift of independence to people with SCI like Peter, Chris, and Natalie, and for that we thank you.

Recovery from spinal cord injury, long considered impossible

Your Support Fuels Jimmy's Competitive Drive and Gives Him Hope

Happy Father's Day! Your generosity makes all the difference for fathers like Jimmy Brown, who live with spinal cord injury. You advance groundbreaking rehabilitation research to help Jimmy and others overcome their disabilities and live fuller, more engaged lives with their families.

Jimmy Brown and family


You, Kessler Foundation, and COVID-19

During the challenging and uncertain times in which we find ourselves, please know that all of us at Kessler Foundation express our deep concern for you and your family and wish you peace and good health. The health and safety of our employees and research participants are of paramount importance. T

Give Natalie the Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift


Happy Valentine's Day! Today, I share how, with your support of Kessler Foundation, you help couples like Natalie and Bryan overcome disabling injury and jumpstart their future.

Four years ago, Natalie was driving to Newark Airport with her dog, Dutchess, when her car was struck from behind

Your Support Jumpstarts Natalie’s Future



Four years ago, Natalie was driving to Newark Airport with her dog, Dutchess. Her car was struck from behind. Seriously injured, she was rushed to University Hospital. Doctors saved Natalie's life, but she was paralyzed from the waist down. Dutchess was put in foster care.


Steven Kirshblum, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Foundation, Codirector, Center for Spinal Stimulation

Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation
Center for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Center for Outcomes and Assessment Research

Steven Kirshblum, MD, is the Senior Medical Officer and Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chief Academic Officer for the Select Medical Rehabilitation Division and the Chief Medical Officer of the Kessler Foundation. Dr. Kirshblum is the Chair of...