On Christopher Reeve’s Birthday – Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
On Christopher Reeve’s Birthday
This has been a year of milestones for the Reeve Foundation. We celebrated groundbreaking research with epidural stimulation; we surpassed $17 million in Quality of Life grants; the Reeve Foundation Information Specialists hit 60,000 inquiries; and we announced Team LeGrand, an exciting partnership that will serve as a fundraising arm of the Reeve Foundation.
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The reason I am citing all of these achievements is that they represent our efforts to move the Reeve Foundation mission forward — to advance the care and discover cures for paralysis.
Today also marks an important day for the Reeve Foundation. Sixty-two years ago, Christopher Reeve was born. Even though it is entirely coincidental, his birthday also falls within National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
While September 25 is a somber milestone, it is also a time to celebrate the legacy and contributions that Christopher brought to the field. He challenged us to imagine a world without wheelchairs and inspired researchers to push harder to discover treatments and therapies for spinal cord injury. Not a day goes by that the Reeve Foundation does not honor its founder’s spirit as we strive to serve the six million individuals living with paralysis through the Paralysis Resource Center and our research program.
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