About The Claddagh Foundation

Never give up!

The Claddagh Foundation was formed after Mary Kate Callahan became paralyzed overnight at 5 months of age as the result of a condition called transverse myelitis. Since her injury in 1995 many suppporters have helped us advance spinal cord injury research and assist individuals and families living with a physical disability. As a result of this support we have been able to help many organizations and individuals through research funding, equipment grants and adaptive recreational and sports programs.

he Claddagh Foundation is honored to have supported the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois, Adaptive Adventures, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, Dare2Tri and other local groups.