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The science behind Neurological Reengineering helps the brain to relocate, activate, and control muscle fibers. Hands-on techniques reestablish and create pathways to increase neural stimulus and motor control. Neurological Reengineering is offered exclusively at BARWIS Performance Centers where, to date, over 90 individuals in the program have regained movement and function.

We are a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, and any life-altering injury or disorder by providing scholarships for specialty recovery program called the Neurological Reengineering to enable people to continue on their path to recovery, regardless of any financial constraints.

TAX ID: 46-3268143

In 2017, the number of people in the US who had spinal cord injuries was estimated to be approximately 285,000 (National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center).

Up to 1 billion people -- nearly one in six out of the entire world's population -- suffer from Neurological Disorders. (www.un.org)

TAX ID: 46-3268143

Most of us take simple movements and mobility for granted as we go about our days. The individuals in our program are tireless fighters , often in the face of incredible odds and rapidly depleting resources/insurance coverage. We are called to help, to continue to give hope and the Power to Move.

The First Step Foundation helps provide to the cutting-edge, game-changing Neurological Reengineering Program. Our board aims to grow the program, extend its reach, and impact as many lives as we can.

Since its inception in 2014, the First Step Foundation has provided over $225,000 in training scholarships and over $40,000 in specialized equipment for the Neurological Reengineering Program.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

8am Check-In & Breakfast, 10am Shotgun Start

500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104



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