Fia and
Phill Richmond founded CNS Foundation in 2000 after
spending years seeking answers to explain their son Palmer’s undiagnosed
neurological condition.  The
Richmonds immersed themselves in the scientific community, becoming advocates
for therapies that could ultimately lead to the regeneration of damaged brain
tissue. They created CNS Foundation to function as a parent-driven non-profit
research foundation to assist the scientific and medical communities in
reaching this goal. While 18-year-old Palmer remains unable to walk, talk or
feed himself, his love, warmth and affection have inspired the Richmonds to
nurture and fight for others facing similar challenges. Now led by Palmer’s
older brother Alex, CNS Foundation remains committed to bringing information,
hope and cures to special-needs families around the globe.