Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a rare and incurable genetic disease which often begins in childhood and steadily worsens. Defects in the nerve cells complicate walking, often making it impossible.

Since 1998, we have promoted HSP research and support people who are affected by HSP. On our website you will find information about 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 findings.

Through the lucrative Advanced Scholarship, the Tom Wahlig Foundation awards promising research projects. In addition, two to 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), which is in German.

Current News

Anmeldungen beim Uniklinikum Essen möglich

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Developed ideas for great projects in Allensbach on Lake Constance

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Our 20th symposium will take place on November 26th, 2021 at the University Hospital Essen. The day before, the members of the TreatHSP network meet...

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Donations for Walking Challenge will be used for patient-centered projects

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Prize winners from Great Britain and the USA

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Osteraktion: Bis zum 9. April ohne Versandkosten!

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Die Tom Wahlig Stiftung freut sich über Unterstützung

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The 19th TWS Symposium will not take place in Baden Baden, but virtually via livestream

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Henry Wahlig ist mit seiner “Walking Challenge“ in den letzten Wochen auf eine riesige Resonanz gestoßen. Seine Aktion, trotz seiner HSP-Erkrankung in...

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New date planned for autumn 2020

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all details on the German page

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The TWS is again funding projects working on HSP and other neurodegenerative diseases. We are welcoming applications from researches all over the...

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