It takes a truly remarkable person to turn the pain of a devastating accident into a lifetime of advocating for others and working toward finding a cure for paralysis. That person is Bryon Riesch.
More than 20 years ago, an accident left Bryon a
With the confidence that he found through his job and moved by the overwhelming support from his friends and family, Bryon established the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation in 2001. Its goal is to help find a cure for paralysis through funding the latest in medical research and to provide assistance to those that suffer from neurological disorders. Most recently, the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation committed $500,000 to Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences to support spinal cord research. Bryon knows that cures come in multiple forms, and he’s optimistic for the future of those living with paralysis.
Bryon and his family have stayed connected to Goodwill over the years and continue to provide hope for the people Goodwill serves. His father Ken served on Goodwill’s Board of Directors for four years, and Bryon himself has been featured in articles and photos to help further the Goodwill mission. As Bryon says, “I am so hopeful for the future.”
Goodwill helped Bryon turn this tragedy into opportunity. While Goodwill’s programs and services have evolved over the years, our commitment to providing training, employment
“I’m hopeful for the future.” – Bryon