Reeve in the news
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life and discovering cures for paralysis. Below are stories and articles featured in the media about our community and efforts to achieve our mission in the here and now.
Jonathan Coachman touches upon the background of the WWE's Warrior Award and this year's recipient, Team LeGrand Founder, Eric LeGrand
Eric LeGrand, Founder of Team LeGrand, will be the recipient of the third annual Warrior Award by the WWE at the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 31
Reeve Foundation CEO & President, Peter Wildrotter, spoke with Steve Adubato on the legacy of Chris and Dana, the future of research and programs offered by the PRC
Team Reeve alumni Kelly Lamb and boyfriend J.D., who sustained an injury four years ago, are working to help advance the Reeve Foundation's mission
Eric LeGrand, Founder of Team LeGrand, speaks about his friendships with the Rutgers alumni playing in Super Bowl 51 this Sunday
University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies is using their $75,000 High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology grant from the Reeve Foundation to make areas in their community more accessible
Reeve Foundation ambassadors Mike Nichols and Denna Laing share how the hockey community continually supports them post injury
Reeve Foundation ambassador, Mike Nichols, reflects on the day of his injury and friendship with Team LeGrand founder Eric LeGrand
Eric LeGrand, Founder of Team LeGrand, talks about his new series Mission Possible
CEO & President Peter Wilderotter speaks on the work and history of the Reeve Foundation
Will Reeve was one of the 50,000 runners who completed the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, surpassing his fundraising goal for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Op-ed from Will Reeve on his motivation for running the TCS NYC Marathon
Will Reeve, son of the late “Superman” star Christopher Reeve, shares his training plan and motivation for running the TCS NYC Marathon
Op-ed from Champions Committee Chairman Jeff Laffond on accessibility at the voting booths
Will Reeve has his eye on the finish line for the TCS NYC Marathon as he aims to raise $30,000 in honor of his family's legacy
Will Reeve, son of Christopher and Dana Reeve, is looking to raise a goal of $30,000 for spinal cord injury and awareness by running the TCS New York City Marathon on November 6
The auction hosted by Paddle8 surpassed its fundraising goal to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Reeve Foundation
Robin Williams' Bike Collection Being Auctioned — and His Children Suggest Fun Riding Gear to Go with Them
All 87 of the bicycles, which range from racing to mountain and come from numerous artists, were donated by Williams’ children, Zelda, Zach and Cody
The late comedian was a fanatical cyclist and his expansive and eccentric collection of bicycles is now up for sale
Team LeGrand Founder, Eric LeGrand, is launching his newest project "Mission Possible"
Team LeGrand founder, Eric LeGrand, met with NFL players to speak about overcoming adversity
Mike Nichols held his 3rd annual golf outing at the Royce Brook Golf Club
Will Reeve talks about his low-key childhood as the son of Superman star Christopher Reeve
Will Reeve reflects on the impact of his parents both on his life and as advocates for the paralysis community
Despite the rain, hundreds of supporters attended the sixth annual A Walk to Believe 5k for Eric LeGrand
Eric LeGrand, founder of Team LeGrand, spoke with President Obama at Rutgers 250th Annual Spring Commencement
With the creation of Adaptoys, grandparents living with paralysis like Donna Lowich have the chance to be part of their grandchildren's lives in a more meaningful way
360i Created Toys So People Living With Paralysis Can Play With Their Kids Race cars and pitching machines for all
Donna Lowich never dreamed that there would be a way for her to pitch balls to her granddaughter, but a new line of toys is making that possible
Christopher Reeve's Son Announces Creation of Accessible Toys: 'Everyone Deserves the Chance to Play'
"The simple act of playing brings people closer together. Everyone deserves that chance."
The Reeve Foundation has launched Adaptoys - a campaign to create accessible toys for those living with paralysis and their families
Reeve Foundation CEO & President Peter Wilderotter's letter to the Editor about advancing technological breakthroughs
With the help of his stimulator and a special frame, Kent Stephenson was on his feet as he danced with his wife during their first dance at their wedding reception.
Eric LeGrand, Founder of Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, explains the significance behind his tattoos.
A celebration of the work of one of the most influential spinal cord researchers of our time, physiologist and Reeve Foundation Consortium Advisory Panel member Reggie Edgerton.
“My goal was never to stand or step,” Kent said. “My goal was to help shape this research so that others can join me and we can get out of these chairs. Everyone deserves to stand on their wedding day and exchange vows with their loved one.”
Karen LeGrand, mother of injured football player Eric LeGrand, writes an open letter to the late Dana Reeve about caregiving and Dana's lasting legacy through the work of the Reeve Foundation.
Groom Kent Stephenson was able to stand during his wedding ceremony and share a first dance with his new wife after sustaining an injury in 2009.
After a memorable proposal, Kent Stephenson plans to stand during his wedding ceremony to Misti Richeson with the help of epidural stimulation, a groundbreaking technology.
Inspired by her husband’s journey as a hand cyclist in the NYC marathon, Anita McGorty shares her story and how her family adjusted to a new way of living after her husband sustained a spinal cord injury in 2013.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on Christopher Reeve's dream of a world of empty wheelchairs and how the Reeve Foundation is moving closer to that dream thanks to unprecedented advancements in spinal cord research.
Two years after sustaining a spinal cord injury, Mike Nichols discusses his recovery, love of hockey and his role as an advocate for the Reeve Foundation during the Rutgers vs. Villanova 2016 Winter Classic.
Matthew Reeve teamed up with SEALFIT to raise over $25,000 for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation by hosting a Reeve workout designed for all levels of skill and ability.
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Reeve Foundation’s signature gala, A Magical Evening. Matthew Reeve reflects on the past 25-years and how he and his siblings carry on their father's legacy.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Reeve Foundation gala, A Magical Evening, Matthew and Will Reeve discuss their hope for the future and how the Foundation is working to achieve their father's dream.
From Team LeGrand: A beautiful letter from Eric LeGrand to his mother and caregiver, Karen, for all she's done over the past five years since his injury.
Meet the five Team Reeve hand cyclists - Christine, Alan, Dennis, Dustin, and Zach - competing in the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon and raising funds to support the Reeve Foundation.
In 2013, tri-athlete Dennis McGorty sustained a spinal cord injury after being struck by a truck. Now just two years later, he completed his first TCS NYC Marathon by hand cycling for Team Reeve.
Five Years After Being Paralyzed from the Chest Down, Dustin Shillcox Completes the New York Marathon
After sustaining a spinal cord injury five years ago, Dustin Shillcox gives back by joining Team Reeve and handcycling 26.2 miles in the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon.
From Team LeGrand: Coach Greg Schiano reflects on the day of Eric's injury five years ago, and the amazing attitude LeGrand has sustained during his recovery process.
From Team LeGrand: Eric LeGrand speaks about the day of his injury, and how it not only changed his life, but also of the other player involved, Malcolm Brown.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury, Christine Markow received her PhD, climbed to the base of Mt. Everest, and is currently raising two children while training to compete as a hand cyclist in the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon for Team Reeve.
Five years ago this week, Eric LeGrand was severely injured and became paralyzed during a college football game.
From Team LeGrand: Eric LeGrand talks with Good Day New York anchors Rosanna Scotto and Craig Kelly about his campaign #FiveYearsForward to mark the fifth anniversary of his injury.
Eric LeGrand, founder of Team LeGrand, shares five lessons he has learned since being paralyzed.
FTL Moda, Global Disability Inclusion and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation joined forces for the 2015 New York Fall Fashion Week to feature models living with different disabilities.
From Team LeGrand: A glimpse into everyday life with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand since he sustained a spinal cord injury at MetLife Stadium five years ago.
An in-depth look at how epidural stimulation can help individuals regain sensation in specific limbs and ease the secondary conditions that follow sustaining a spinal cord injury.
In honor of the ADA's 25th anniversary, Will Reeve reinforces the importance of implementing the ADA to overcome the remaining obstacles Americans living with disabilities still face every day.
An update on the epidural stimulation breakthrough study supported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and how it has helped four young men regain the ability to stand when the device is activated.
Eric LeGrand, Founder of Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, held his fifth annual A Walk to Believe 5k walk/run at Rutgers Stadium, raising money to expand research for spinal cord injury.
From Team LeGrand: Ever since that fateful October day in 2010 when Eric LeGrand sustained a spinal cord injury, he has focused on inspiring others and supporting spinal cord injury research with the Reeve Foundation.
Six-time gold medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen updates Matt Lauer on her ongoing recovery from her accident in June 2014, and her involvement as Captain of Team Reeve.
Since sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2014, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen hopes to inspire others living with paralysis through her role as captain of Team Reeve, the peer-to-peer fundraising arm of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, is using her experiences and role as Captain of Team Reeve to educate others about life with a spinal cord injury.
WFAN Radio personalities Boomer & Carton hosted a NHL alumni hockey game in February 2015 to benefit Mike Nichols and the Reeve Foundation.
Researchers in association with the Reeve Foundation explain the multitude of health benefits from epidural stimulation such as regaining bowel, bladder, and sexual function along with movement of affected limbs for those living with a spinal cord injury.
TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager speaks with Matthew Reeve about the extraordinary things the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is achieving.
From Team LeGrand: Eric LeGrand speaks about his progress since his injury in 2010, and his involvement with HBO's State of Play to educate others on life with paralysis.
The Reeve family and Zak Williams honor the friendship of Christopher Reeve and late actor Robin Williams at the Reeve Foundation's annual gala, A Magical Evening.
Drew Meas, one of the four participants in a breakthrough epidural stimulation study supported by the Reeve Foundation, speaks about how his spinal cord injury changed the dynamics of his family forever.
Ten years after sustaining a spinal cord injury, Brandon Stone took a leap of faith by skydiving to raise $10,000 for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has initiatied a campaign, The Big Idea, to expedite the next phase of epidural stimulation research by raising funds to expand the study to 36 more participants.
Matthew Reeve honors the 10-year anniversary of his father's passing at Comic Con and discusses what the future holds for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
He was just awesome': The son of tragic Superman star Christoper Reeve pays a moving tribute to his father on the tenth anniversary of his death
Matthew Reeve discusses promising spinal cord research and reminisces about his late father Christopher Reeve, while presenting at New York's Comic Con.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury at 19, Wendy Crawford thought her modeling career was over, until she was inspired by other women like herself and created The Raw Beauty Project with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Wendy Crawford breaks all stereotypes of beauty with The Raw Beauty Project, featuring 20 models all living with a disability and raising support for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Matthew Reeve honors his father at Comic Con, and brings hope with an exciting development in a breakthrough study supported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
The family of late Christopher Reeve announced a new breakthrough in medical treatment for individuals living with a spinal cord injury.
Ten years after the passing of his father, Matthew Reeve reveals an exciting breakthrough for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the spinal cord injury community.
Model Wendy Crawford partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to create The Raw Beauty Project, an exhibit that features 20 women with disabilities showing their empowerment, sensuality, and beauty.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s clinic in Philadelphia, which is part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network®, held a 24-hour "Walk to Victory" to raise funds for spinal cord injury patients.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. launched the “Superman Hall of Heroes” to honor local and national heores like Christopher Reeve for being an advocate for the millions living with disabilities.
From Team LeGrand: Karen LeGrand, mother of former football player Eric LeGrand, shares how her life changed forever when Eric sustained a spinal cord injury on the field in 2010.
Dustin Shillcox shares the story of sustaining his spinal cord injury, and what epidural stimulation has done to help improve his quality of life thanks to the support of the Reeve Foundation.
Researchers in association with the Reeve Foundation have found a way to possibly change what it means to live with a spinal cord injury.
From the study published in the online journal Brain, researchers from the University of Louisville and UCLA have found a breakthrough that could change the future of those living with a spinal cord injury.
A new study from the Reeve Foundation using epidural stimulation has shown that those living with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury can make vast improvements in their quality of life with an implanted device.
With the intention of only studying nerve pathways, researchers in association with the Reeve Foundation found that epidural stimulation helped four men living with spinal cord injury regain muscle mass and regulation of blood pressure as well as mobility improvement.
The current success of the epidural stimulation study supported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has allowed researchers to suggest that even in those with severed spinal cords, voluntary movement may not require signals from the brain's motor command center to regain movement.
An interview with Dr. Susan Harkema and the fourth epidural stimulation participant Dustin Shillcox about this life-changing breakthrough supported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
One-on-one interviews with epidural stimulation study participants Drew Meas, Rob Summers, and Kent Stephenson on impact of this groundbreaking treatment and the support of the Reeve Foundation.
The results of epidural stimulation have shed light on spinal cord injury awareness and the future of paralysis.
A deeper look into the science behind epidural stimulation, and the four men who have shown significant improvements with the use of the implanted device.
Four men who were told they would never regain movement are now able to stand and bear weight with the help of epidural stimulation. What does this mean for the future of paralysis?
Confirming the study from the Reeve Foundation in 2011, four men living with spinal cord injuries have regained movement and important autonomic function with the use of epidural stimulation.
Following the success of Rob Summers in 2011, three more participants have seen improvements due to an epidural stimulation trial supported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
During Media Day for the Superbowl, Eric LeGrand attracts a large crowd with his inspiring story and work to raise support through Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
From Team LeGrand: Eric LeGrand revisits the stadium where he sustained a spinal cord injury to watch his favorite team, the Denver Broncos, play in the Superbowl.
Matthew Reeve addresses the discrimination individuals living with disabilities still face in America every day.
From Team LeGrand: Since his injury in 2010, Eric LeGrand has advanced awareness of spinal cord injury, bringing Christopher Reeve's message and legacy into the sports world.
Matthew Reeve discusses how the work of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has changed what it means to live with a spinal cord injury.