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

At Home

Fitness Guide

The ultimate goal of this program is to achieve a level of fitness that promotes your health and wellness. Not to mention, participating in a fitness program can be fun!

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Exercise Schedule

The Miami Project continues to provide a variety of exercise and mobility sessions live on Zoom every weekday.

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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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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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The Buoniconti Fund Events

17th Annual Pittsburgh Chapter Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 8:00am

Come play golf with the Pittsburgh Chapter at its annual golf tournament being held at Carmichaels Golf Club.

Registration starts at 8:00am with shotgun start at 9:00am.  Register today!


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The Buoniconti Fund Events

4th Annual Indianapolis Chapter Charity Trivia Night

Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Come join the Indianapolis Chapter on Saturday, September 25th for its annual Trivia Night!

Join us for a night of challenge and intrigue!  Bring your best team players, or join a team, and help us find a CURE for paralysis!


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The highlight of this evening is paying tribute to our “Great Sports Legends” from different sporting categories and honorees who both inspire and motivate others.  Each year in our in-person events, more than 1,300 celebrities and notables from the worlds of entertainment, business, sports and media are treated to an entertaining and inspirational evening.

This year, we hope to attract folks from around the country, and around the world, to join us for this night of entertainment and inspiration.