Life Changing

Our team of scientists, researchers, clinicians and staff work tirelessly to achieve extraordinary scientific progress in our quest to find a cure for paralysis.

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was co-founded by Barth A. Green, M.D., world -renowned neurosurgeon, and Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game.

Research at The Miami Project has changed the landscape of knowledge and therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.


I am often reminded of the promise my father made to me that he would never give up until we found a cure for paralysis. His promise has turned this commitment into a reality changing medical history and giving incredible scientific results to the millions worldwide with a spinal cord injury. We will never rest until everyone suffering from paralysis can rise from their wheelchairs once and for all! I suffered a spinal cord injury in 1985. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis really made a difference in my life.

- Marc A. Buoniconti

We are the contractors determined to reactivate and rebuild the neurological system.

- Barth A. Green, M.D.

I am proud of the lives we’ve been able to change through our wheelchair donation program, and by supporting cutting edge research at The Miami Project.

- Darrell Gwynn

I believe there will be a cure for paralysis and people will get out of their wheelchairs.

- Ricky Palermo

We are actively transplanting chronically injured subjects with complete and incomplete cervical spinal cord injury. Cellular transplantation approaches after spinal cord injury offer hope for people living with paralysis and other quality of life issues.

- Drs. Barth Green, Allan Levi and W. Dalton Dietrich, III



Make sure you are getting the recommended amounts of vitamin C (90 mg) and vitamin D (800 IU) per day. Focus on protein rich foods and snacks since protein plays an important role in the immune system.

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Virtual SCI Circuit
Training Program

One-hour sessions will be held twice a day (11am & 4pm) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday via zoom meeting.  Come join us and workout at your own pace along with friends!

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Mobility Session with
Dr. Deena C. Cilien, DPT, PT

One-hour sessions will be held Monday, Wednesday, Friday at  12:00pm.  Participants with paralysis of upper-extremity muscles may benefit from caregiver assistance, if available.

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Virtual SCI Aerobics
Training Program

One-hour sessions will be held at 4pm every Tuesday and Thursday via zoom meeting.  Come join us and workout at your own pace along with friends!

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COVID Corner

The answers to your questions regarding the vaccine including where to get, what to expect and much more.

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Because the virus makes it difficult to breathe, people with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at a greater risk of requiring emergency care if they contract the virus because many have underlying weakness in their breathing muscles.

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Event Countdown:

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Stand Up and Deal For a Cure Charity Poker Series

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Register today for the April 8th Poker Series.  First place wins an Unlimited Rebuy Ticket for the June 10th Poker4Life Charity Poker Championship (value >$1,000!)


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19th Annual Celebrity Golf Invitational with Jack Nicklaus

Monday, April 26, 2021

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus to host this annual event, which includes a celebrity golf tournament on the immaculately maintained Bear’s Club course on Monday morning.


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23rd Annual Orlando Chapter Golf Tournament

Friday, June 4, 2021 – 11:30 AM

Join Orlando Chapter volunteer regional director Nick Buoniconti, III for this annual tournament at MetroWest Golf Club.