Happy birthday Christopher Reeve

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 30, 2015 # Reeve Family

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve

Go Forward. That was our rallying cry following Christopher Reeve's passing over ten years ago. In that decade, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has made tremendous strides to uphold and advance our dual mission: Today's Care. Tomorrow's Cure.

Christopher was a key architect in erecting a true "laboratory without walls" by uniting the brightest minds in the field. Through resources, policy and outreach, he made sure the Reeve Foundation maintained the highest standard of quality of life for individuals living with paralysis and challenged barriers that restricted equality. In short, Christopher Reeve started a movement that rallied support worldwide.

September 25th marks Superman's 63rd birthday, and even though it is entirely coincidental, his birthday falls within National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

While today 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.

Your gift will help continue what Christopher Reeve started, providing the best resources and advancing groundbreaking research on behalf of the six million Americans living with paralysis.

Today, let's honor a heroic man who taught us that nothing is impossible.

Happy Birthday, Christopher Reeve. Thank you for being the spark that ignited this incredible movement.


Peter Wilderotter
President and CEO
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

PS: Please support the Reeve Foundation mission with a gift of $63 or more in honor of Christopher Reeve -- our Superman -- on his birthday.

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