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 has announced updates to the following events originally scheduled for Spring 2020. The events have either been canceled or rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
* The Champions Luncheon, originally scheduled for April 28 at Lincoln Financial Field, has been canceled.
* The ATF Medical Symposium, originally scheduled for May 18th at Total Turf Experience in Pitman, NJ, has been postponed. The Foundation will announce a new date in the near future.
* The Coach Larry Ginsburg 7 x 7 Football Classic, originally scheduled for June 27th, at Rowan University has been canceled.,
* The ATF Gala has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 1, at The Ballroom at The Ben in Philadelphia.
Twenty Years Later, Adam Taliaferro Sees the Blessing That Came from His Devastating Injury
By Phil Anastasia
Photo -- Tyger Williams, Philadelphia Inquirer
Even now, 20 years later, there are times when Adam Taliaferro wonders what might have become of his life if not for the injury.
He wonders if he would have made the NFL.
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation mourns the passing of long-time ATF Board Member Joel L. Vittori on April 2, 2020.
Joel was member of the ATF Board for over 10 years and was instrumental in the success of the Foundation. As CEO of AAA South Jersey, Joel established the Foundation's initial partnership with AAA SJ that is still in existence today. The ATF held a special place in Joel’s heart and the family has designated the ATF as one of two charities where donations can be made in Joel’s name.
Should you wish to donate to the Foundation in Joel’s name you can send a check to:
Adam Taliaferro Foundation
PO Box 8232
Turnersville, NJ 08012
NEW DATE: Philadelphia Eagles, Rowan University, to Be Honored by Taliaferro Foundation During Gala Dinner
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles, Rowan University Athletics, and former Woodstown High School Athletic Director Glenn Merkle will be among the recipients of Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Awards during the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at The Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be the recipient of the AAA Award, given to organizations that have, through their generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals.
Rowan University will be the Recipient of the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award for supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout a multi-year period. Glenn Merkle will be the recipient of the Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for Service and Commitment.
In addition Independence Blue Cross will be the recipient of the Magee Rehabilitation Professional Services Award.
The dinner is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. ATF Recognition Awards will be bestowed as follows:
Tickets are $250 apiece and may be ordered by emailing ATF@mageerehab.org.
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.
Email your application to: