The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is comprised of a diverse composite of supporters from all backgrounds, beliefs and values.

What unites us as a community is a singular mission -- to enhance the quality of life for all individuals living with paralysis, while driving innovative research to cure spinal cord injury.

For years, we have provided a constellation of resources to ensure that everyone in our community has access to information and programs that improve their health, well-being and independence. Our work transcends politics and we have proudly worked shoulder to shoulder with legislators to champion the needs of our community and flag the issues that matter most.

We are writing to you today in the wake of an historic election with a message of optimism. While as individuals we are different, we are reminded of a key unifying interest -- we all want to improve the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis.

Our role and priorities remain the same as yesterday and we look forward to working with the new administration to ensure our voice -- the collective chorus of the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis -- is heard and valued.

As Christopher Reeve once said, "It comes down to us. We have the power to make an enormous difference." Together, as a united community, we can make an extraordinary difference.

I look forward to working with you to harness the power of our community and deliver on our mission in the here and now.

Peter T. Wilderotter
President and CEO
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation