Mission for Miracles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports medical facilities that treat all neurological conditions (ranging from spinal cord and brain injuries to Alzheimer’s and addiction), recovery research facilities, and regional organizations/nonprofits helping families heal and recover together

Overview and Services Provided:

Mission for Miracles was founded by John and Dolly Throckmorton after their daughter Meg suffered a high-level spinal cord injury. After receiving medical treatments developed by the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Meg made an amazing recovery. Approximately one year after her accident, she no longer needed her wheelchair.

Because of Meg’s journey, the Throckmortons have seen the devastation these types of injuries cause to patients and their families. What started as a mission to help those who experienced severe spinal cord injuries has grown into a pursuit to alleviate suffering and aid in the recovery of patients treated for all forms of neurological conditions (i.e., spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, etc.). By expanding research that could unlock the mysteries of these maladies and increasing awareness of the importance of immediate and extended rehabilitation after spinal cord injury, we hope to bring the joy that we experienced to other families.

We continue to grow our impact on individuals and families affected by neurological and spinal cord injury and disorders by building alliances with organizations across the nation that share our vision with similar goals and objectives through our fundraising initiatives and events.


Medical Facilities or Organizations that have received funding through Mission for Miracle Events:

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Buoniconti Fund (Florida)

WVU Medicine Children’s (West Virginia)

Hoss Foundation – Jeff Hostetler (West Virginia)

Operation Welcome Home (West Virginia)

Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation (Pennsylvania)

The Shepherd Center (Georgia)

New Perspective Foundation (Georgia)

Geographic areas served: West Virginia, Western PA, Florida, and Georgia


Name: Ashley Horbachewski

Title: Executive Director

Phone number: 724-875-1750

Email: ashley@missionformiracles.org