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.