When things in life are suddenly no longer the way they were and everything is called into question, you hold onto every motivating word and every positive announcement. Pioneer and founder Dr. Guido A. Zäch has always said to people with a recent spinal cord injury: “Give yourself three years and then we’ll talk again...”
The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation is one of Switzerland’s main national welfare organisations and has been supported by the consistent solidarity of the Swiss population ever since it was founded in 1975. It is invaluable to individuals and society. and will remain this way for a long time given that, unfortunately, one fact has not changed: every other day an accident leaves somebody in Switzerland with a spinal cord injury. Nowadays, disease also increasingly results in a diagnosis of a spinal cord injury. The diagnosis of a spinal cord injury is for life. There is hope for people with a spinal cord injury as they all have access to the highly specialist services from Nottwil for the best possible reintegration into family, profession and society. These services are made possible through the benefactors and donors of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation who deserve heartfelt thanks.