Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in a game at Ohio State in 2000. After spinal-fusion surgery, doctors told Adam's parents their son would probably never walk again. Three months later, the miracle was completed as Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. Today the miracle continues as Adam embarks on a career with one of the world's largest phamrmacetical companies!
Welcome to the home page of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation!
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention and care of such injuries.
Over the years the Foundation has established itself as one of the most prestigious sports organizations of its kind, and with continued public support and interest, the ATF will continue to positively impact the local sports scene!
Be sure to click on the pages and news items on this web site to learn more about the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. And make sure to support the Foundation financially as we carry out our mission to help others with spinal cord injuries.
The Annual Taliaferro Foundation Blue-White All-Star Football Classic will be held Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m. at Rowan University's Richard Wackar Football Stadium in Glassboro.
The rosters for the Annual Blue White All Star Classic -- the all star football game that brings together South Jersey's premier seniors -- will be finalized shortly and available online.
Coaches for the all-star contest will be Absegami football coach Dennis Scuderi (Blue team) and Haddon Heights' coach Ralph Schiavo (White team).
Proceeds from the annual contest will once again benefit the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. For more information on the football game and sponsorship opportunities, contact Gus Ostrum at (609) 502 0424.
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Symposium on Medical and On-Field Emergency Management is slated for Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Barry Brown Center in Voorhees, NJ.
This symposium is intended to cover the entire spectrum of on-field medical emergencies and injuries. Our speakers are all highly qualified in their field and share a common interest with the Adam Taliaferro Foundation -- the education of athletic healthcare providers to help prevent catastrophic injuries. A powerpoint discussion will be provided based on case studies and examples. Expert panel and group discussions will be encouraged to help optimize the learning environment.
Date: Tuesday May 7th, 2013
Time: Registration 7:30-8:00am
Symposium 8:00-12:30. (3 CEUs)
Location: Barry D. Brown Health Education Center
106 Carnie Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
-Cervical Spine & Brachial Plexus Injury
-Medical Pre-participation and Emergency Management
-Emergency Airway Management
-Battling the Elements: Environmental Emergencies
-On-Field Fractures and Dislocations
-Blunt Trauma and Internal Injuries
Adam Taliaferro, Esq.
Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS (moderator)
Brad Bernardini, MD
Dave Csillan, MS, ATC
Robert Greenleaf, MD
John Neidecker, DO, ATC
Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT
William Vollmar, MD
The registration fee is $25.Please respond to Gus Ostrum at firstname.lastname@example.org Checks can be mailed to:
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation
1710 Kingswood Place
Clementon, New Jersey 08021
A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. Copies of each talk will be provided on a complementary flash drive. Door prizes and books will be available to purchase. For additional informatkion, please call Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation is conducting a Booster Drive to raise awareness of the Foundation. Your tax-deductible membership donation will help the Foundation provide financial and emotional assistance to those individuals with spinal cord injuries.
Click below to learn more about the benefits of becoming a booster and how you can join:
Attention all families and patients needing financial assistance. If you have a need for financial aid due to a qualifying medical condition from a spinal cord injury, please look over the application below and contact a member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Committee.