HSP, that is the hereditary spastic Spinalparalyse. A rare and incurable genetic disease often begins in childhood and steadily worsened. Defects in the nerve cells complicate walking and make often impossible.

Since 1998 we promote HSP research and support people who are affected by HSP. On our website you find information of the disease, contacts, therapies, the level of research and how you can help us with your donation working for those affected.

At our annual symposium scientists from all over the world meet to exchange their current research results.

By awarding the highly paid Advanced Scholarship the Tom Wahlig Foundation decorates promising research projects.   


Please watch our Video about HSP and TWS (2011), in German



Current news

Call for proposals: Deadline December 15th, 2017

New standards of funding activities for research in HSPs

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17th.TWS-Symposium in Berlin, March 16th, 2018

Please register now

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Successful 16th TWS-Symposium in Bochum

Familiar atmosphere on a high scientific level

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Awarding of the 3rd TWS Advanced Scholarship

Two scientists receive each 60.000 €

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Our next symposium in Bochum on March 31st

Program is online

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Famous Rock Musicians donate 5.000 €

Benefit Concert in Münster´s Jovel was a great success for TWS

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Dancing and Helping!

The TWS celebrates the Rare Disease Day!

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donations via purchasing


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Donation form KIESER Training

5 € for 1 pull up

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