The donation of Ashlyn Dyer's organs gave the gift of life to many. In this same spirit, The Ashlyn Dyer Foundation for Neurological Research and Support has been created to honor her memory by making a positive impact for other affected with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Injury to the brain or spinal cord affects nearly 2 million people in the United States each year, causing permanent functional disabilities including paraplegia, quadriplegia, and cognitive disorders. Every 15 seconds someone receives a head injury, and every five minutes one of these people will die. Survivors of severe brain injury typically face five to ten years of intensive services. The cumulative mean cost of this care is currently 4 million dollars per patient.
Bringing new treatments from the laboratory setting to patients requires an integrated effort among basic researchers, clinical researchers, and clinicians. With this in mind, the UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) was formed in 2002 to promote collaborative basic, translational, and clinical studies on injuries to the brain and spinal cord.
The Ashlyn Dyer foundation for Neurological research aims to fund research and raise public awareness. Its ultimate goal is to improve care and reduce the burden of this disease often referred to as The Silent Epidemic
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You can make a contribution to the Ashlyn Dyer Foundation for Neurological Research and Support:
By personal check made out to The Ashlyn Dyer Foundation to the address below:
The Ashlyn Dyer Foundation
2002 E San Juan Ave
Phoenix, Az 85016
Donations are Tax Deductible
Note: The foundation is no longer with the Marin Community foundation.
People are wearing Ashlyn Dyer wrist bands (pictured below) in support of the Ashlyn Dyer Foundation and in her memory
Tax exempt status of the Ashlyn Dyer Foundation
Ashlyn Dyer Foundation's Application for Federal Tax-Exempt Status and Notice of Acceptance (PDF)