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 pharmaceutical companies!
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation in partnership with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital hosts its 8th annual golf outing on Monday, October 15, 2018. Proceeds benefit spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and quality of life programs supported by the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
Adam Taliaferro is a former Penn State cornerback who was paralyzed while making a tackle in a game against Ohio State in 2000. Adam was a promising freshman athlete who seemed to have an NFL career in his future. After spinal-fusion surgery, doctors told Adam's parents their son would probably never walk again. But after three months of intensive therapy, tireless determination, and support from his family, Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. Today, Adam has embarked on a career as a practicing attorney and supporter of individuals who have incurred spinal cord injuries. The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to student athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal cord injuries in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. The Foundation also provides funding for research, prevention, and care of such injuries.
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South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Of Selections
GLASSBORO – The South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) has announced its Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.
To be inducted will be:
High School Coaches: Rob Hinson and Tim McAneney
Pro Player: Corey Clement (top)
Distinguished Service: Ed Myer and William Sonsini
Legends (Post-playoffs): Alex Silvestro (top)
Assistant Coach: Marty Moke
The recipients will be honored during an induction banquet on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at Masso’s Caterers in Glassboro, NJ. Tickets for the banquet are $35 and may be obtained by calling (609) 502-0424.
HADDONFIELD, NJ – Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown President Kevin Loftus (see photo left), Jefferson Health’s Dr. John DiTunno, and Taliaferro Foundation Board Member Tom Samuel were among the recipients during the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 12, at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.
Mr. Loftus, who operates one of the Delaware Valley’s top destination-based indoor sports facilities and sports science centers, received the AAA Business Award for service and commitment to the community. The Field House has steadfastly supported the Foundation’s mission to assist patients with spinal cord injuries
Mr. Samuel was the recipient of the Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for Service. He serves on the ATF’s Board and has helped to raise awareness of the ATF’s mission in exemplary fashion.
Dr. John Ditunno, a prominent physician with Jefferson Health System, received the Magee Rehabilitation Professional Services Award for service and commitment to the region.
Deptford Township High School was honored with the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award for supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout a multi-year-year period.
The ATF Recognition Awards were bestowed as follows:
Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award (Service and Commitment): Given to a person who through their dedication and commitment has assisted the Adam Taliaferro Foundation in achieving its goals.
Recipient: Tom Samuel, Medford, NJ, ATF Board of Directors Member
AAA Award (Business or Businesses): Given to a business or organization that has, through its generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals (named after AAA because of its steadfast support and commitment to the Foundation)
Recipient: Kevin Loftus, Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ
Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who has overcome severe adversity in their life.
Recipient: Madeline Duffy, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches’ Award: Given annually to a school or schools that support the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and all the Foundation stands for.
Recipient: Deptford High School, Deptford Township, NJ
Magee Professional Service Award: Presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service and commitment to the rehabilitation spectrum.
Recipient: Dr. John Ditunno, Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA
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.