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. In Addition, two or three projects per year will be supported by our foundation. The funding guidelines were revised in 2017.


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



Current news

TWS at annual meeting of HSP self-help group

TWS presents its work in Braunlage from April 20th - 22th

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Happy Easter!

We wish you - our friends and supporters - wonderful holidays! After a short break we will be back...

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17th symposium in Berlin

Wonderful meeting of the TWS family

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NEW: TWS Magazine

Bilingual magazine replaces annual report

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Rare Disease Day 2018

Visit our info booth in Essen on February 24th

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Great donation of 15.000 €!

An Austrian family helps HSP patients

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Another Advanced Scholarship´s preliminary report

News from our project in Jena

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Call for proposals: Deadline December 15th, 2017

New standards of funding activities for research in HSPs

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Progress in Advanced Scholarship´s research project

Dr. Baas and his team work on a new mouse model

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

Please register now

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