Originally born as the Sam Schmidt Foundation in 2000 after founder, Sam, suffered a C4 complete spinal cord severance; Conquer Paralysis Now is a leading authority on spinal cord injury (SCI) research and treatment. We are backed by an international coalition of medical doctors, research scientists and business leaders who share a singular goal: to find a cure for paralysis.
To empower individuals and their families who are affected by paralysis and other neurological conditions by serving as a pillar of advocacy and awareness; providing active programming through rehabilitation services at DRIVEN NeuroRecovery Center meant to treat such conditions by taking a wholistic approach to wellness; and funding cutting-edge research with the purpose to advance treatment options and ultimately discover a cure.
“We’ve been spreading the message that you need to stay in shape and keep working hard because some type of treatment is going to come...”
– Sam Schmidt
In December 2018, Sam Schmidt and CPN Executive Director, Brandi Kurka, held the grand opening for DRIVEN NeuroRecovery Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. DRIVEN is a multidisciplinary accessible fitness and wellness center where individuals with disabilities can improve their physical, mental and emotional health; increase independence; and enhance their overall quality of life using a holistic approach to wellness. They provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle; with the goal to provide an equitable fitness environment for those with limited mobility. While offering a variety of new opportunities, DRIVEN also coordinates with existing programs in the region that cater to the needs of individuals with all disabilities. Thanks to the efforts of Conquer Paralysis Now, no individual is declined services due to lack of financial resources.