With his vision of a world where cures for spinal cord injury have become a reality for millions of people worldwide living with paralysis, Danny Heumann has always championed the vital role of new researchers.
For decades -- previously through a separate supporting organization and in more recent years as part of the Reeve Foundation -- Danny has raised awareness of the importance of inspiring a new generation of scientists to commit to spinal cord research.
Danny has also raised significant philanthropic support, including as a Reeve Foundation Board member, for the work of researchers who are at the beginning of their careers. These investments pay dividends not only by furthering scientific discoveries in the near-term but also by expanding the pool of talent devoted to the field for the long-term.
Danny's passion and persistence comes from his own experience living with spinal cord injury since a car accident during his high school years. Graduating from both college and law school and then going on to start a career and family of his own, Danny has turned personal tragedy into public triumph. He has the spirit of an advocate and an entrepreneur, underscored by the name of his company: Heumannly Capable.
Today, the Reeve Foundation's Daniel Heumann Young Scientists Fund helps support the work of Reeve Foundation Consortium Associates. These are graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who oversee the day-to-day collaborative work taking place within the labs that are part of the Reeve Foundation International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury.