About the Foundation

The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1979 by our current President, Doug English. Our Mission is to cure Spinal Cord Paralysis (SCP) through funding Research, Recovery and Recreation. Over the years, we have achieved milestones with the three R’s and those living with Spinal Cord Injury. With the generosity of our donors and support from our community we are striving to cure SCP this decade!

Latest News

Our Executive Director, Mike Haynes, is needing positive thoughts, prayers and love sent his way. He recently survived necrotizing fasciitis and has a long road to recovery. There are two sites his family has created if you would like to keep updated on his progress, post comments and donate: Caring Bridge  and  YouCaring . We will be posting updates on our LSPF Facebook page as well, follow us @LoneStarParalysisFoundation

A Note from Bill Engvall

“Over the span of my career I have been associated with a number of charities and while they are all doing good things for others, the Lone Star Classic has really touched Gail and my hearts. We have seen first hand the miracles that are happening on a regular basis, and this tells me that we are on to something here. Not only is the LSC helping people walk again, it is also one of the most fun events that I have had the pleasure of being a part of. I promise you, that you will laugh as hard as you ever have and Mike Haynes makes it his mission every year to make me cry like a baby so there may be tears. Gail and I are truly honored that Doug English asked us to step in as hosts and we have had a blast being a part of such a great organization.” – Bill