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Annual Boston Bruins Alumni Game

The Thomas E. Smith Foundation is proud to continue our partnership with the Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation as we held the 3rd annual Boston Bruins Alumni Game on January 30th, 2022 in Tyngsboro, MA. The game saw some historic names hit the ice such as; Bob Sweeney, Kenny Hodge Jr., Reggie Lemelin, [...]

125th Boston Marathon

On October 11, 2021 Thomas completed one of the most prestigious marathons in the world (and coincidentally, his hometown marathon), the Boston Marathon. Thomas previously completed the marathon, 3 separate times. Once before his first accident in 2008, first time walking in 2018, and in 2019. To prepare for the marathon Thomas trained for 5 [...]

Jake Thibeault Receives $10,000 FES Bike Grant

The Thomas E. Smith Foundation has recently provided a $10,000 grant to local hockey player, and Senior at Milton Academy, 18 year old Jake Thibeault. On Sept. 4, 2021, while playing with his club team, the 18-and-under Boston Bulldogs, Jake hit the boards and became paralyzed from the waist down. Within 48 hours after his [...]

AJ Quetta Receives $10,000 Home Gym Grant

One of the most impactful experiences of 2021 for The Thomas E. Smith Foundation was our work with AJ Quetta. On January 26, AJ, then a senior varsity hockey forward for Bishop Feehan High School, was playing against Pope Francis Prep when he hit the boards and became paralyzed from the neck down. When Thomas [...]

2018 Boston Marathon: $27,500+ Donated to Journey Forward

Our President/Co-Founder Thomas E. Smith finished the 2018 Boston Marathon in 8 hours 30 minutes and 28 seconds. In doing so, he became the first person who has suffered multiple paralyzing accidents to complete the course without the use of a wheelchair. In conjunction with this amazing accomplishment, our foundation was able to raise $27,500+ [...]

Joe’l Gonzalez Receives $10,000 Physical Therapy Grant

In 2017, while playing basketball with friends, Joe’l Gonzalez’s life changed forever. During a seemingly ordinary game, he suffered a serious spinal cord injury and was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with being paralyzed from the chest down. Soon after being contacted about Joe’l’s accident, our team met with him and his [...]

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Receives $100,000 Medical Research Grant

In May 2015, Co-Founder Thomas Smith and friend Teague Egan completed the 2,109 mile Thomas E. Smith Foundation Reality Ride Challenge from Boston, MA to Miami, FL. Serving as a beacon of hope for the paralysis community, this ride encompassed strength, determination, hard-work and proof that if you set your mind to do something that [...]

2018 Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament Recap

On July 16, The Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) held its 9th Annual Just Cure Paralysis Golf Tournament at The Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover, Massachusetts. This year’s sold out tournament was The Foundation’s most successful to date. Serving as the annual summit where (TESF) has an opportunity to update its supporters on [...]