As we celebrate the start of a new year, I just want to say thank you for your steadfast support of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Because of your generosity in 2016, we are able to kick off 2017 moving forward on all fronts.

And thanks to your heroic efforts, millions of Americans living with paralysis can now embrace a four-letter word...hope.

Hope that cures for spinal cord injury are not only possible, they are inevitable. Hope that the health and quality of life for all living with paralysis will continue to improve. Hope that the needs of the disability population will no longer be an afterthought and that their voices will be heard.

In 2017, we will transform these seeds of hope into tangible results that will improve the lives of the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis.

To accomplish this, we need your continued support to fulfill our mission. In return, you have our promise that we will not stop until cures for spinal cord injury are found and made available to the individuals and families who are counting on us.

With your help, I know nothing is impossible. No challenge is too great when you have an incredible community of supporters pushing you forward.

Thank you again for your outstanding partnership in this life-changing work.

Cheers to 2017!

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