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!
ATF Announces 2020 Appeal Campaign to Support Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
The Adam Taliaferro Foundation (ATF) announces the 2020 Appeal Campaign. When life changes in an instant, the ATF steps in with care and compassion as the Foundation has donated more than $1 million to support patients with spinal cord injuries and their families in the tri-state region along with research and equipment to enhance patients’ quality of life. .
Serving as co-chairs for the ATF 2020 Appeals Campaign are:
Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in a game at Ohio State in 2000. But three months later, following successful surgery and extensive rehabilitation, Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia.
Today, Adam chairs the ATF, which has helped hundreds of area patients with financial assistance for much needed equipment and improved quality of life. Help us by making your gift today to the 2020 ATF Appeal Campaign! With your donation, you will be helping us improve someone’s life forever!
If you would like to donate to the 2020 ATF Appeal Campaign, make your gift in one of two easy ways:
Make your check payable to The Adam Taliaferro Foundation and mail to:
Adam Taliaferro Foundation
c/o Magee Development Department
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Thank you from the Adam Taliaferro Foundation!
ATF 2020 Appeal Campaign Co-Chair James George, MD, asks that you consider making a donation to help spinal cord patients and their families with medical expenses. Donate at:
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 Coach Larry Ginsburg on July 16. Larry was a truly legendary coach, mentor, and co-founder of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation. He also served as the highly successful head football coach at Woodbury and Eastern High Schools, and before that served as Coach at Dover, DE High School.
In recent years, Larry served on the ATF Board of Directors as the Foundation's Treasurer. He was inducted into the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
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, April 8, 2021 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: