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The First Step Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps individuals with spinal cord, neurological, and related disorders regain movement and mobility. We provide access to the BARWIS Neurological Reengineering elite recovery program via training scholarships. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by these disorders and to promote awareness and education about spinal cord and neurological injuries.


In our daily lives, most of us often take simple movements and mobility for granted. However, for the individuals enrolled in the BARWIS Neurological Reengineering Program, every step is a hard-fought battle against incredible odds and the challenge of rapidly depleting resources and insurance coverage. In the face of these struggles, we are called to lend a helping hand, to provide not only hope but also the Power to Move.


At the First Step Foundation, we believe in a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, and our program integrates specialized training and recovery protocols from the BARWIS Neurological Reengineering program. Our dedicated team works closely with clients to create personalized plans that address their unique needs and goals. Through our training scholarships, we extend access to this elite program, ensuring that individuals facing paralysis due to spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders can find a path towards recovery.


Together, we strive to grow the program, extending its reach and impact to positively transform as many lives as possible.