Happy Birthday Superman

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 25, 2019 # Christopher and Dana

Pease help us honor his memory by making an extra generous birthday contribution today.
When researchers from the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, and the University of Louisville reported that individuals living with spinal cord injury were voluntarily taking steps, one thought kept crossing my mind. I wish Christopher Reeve could see how his legacy has directly contributed to one of the most profound breakthroughs in the field.

Today, on what would have been his 67th birthday, we are launching a campaign to honor Superman by fueling the movement he sparked nearly 25-years ago. We want to raise $150,000 by October 10 which marks the 15th anniversary of his passing. It's a lofty goal but I know we can get there together.

While we appreciate any donations from our community, today, we are hoping you will give a little more in honor of Christopher Reeve's birthday. Please consider giving a gift of $50, $75, or $100 towards our mission.

It's no coincidence Christopher Reeve's birthday falls within Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. He put a human face on spinal cord injury and had an unrelenting drive to pursue the best research in the world. It was his vision, his passion, and his brilliance that attracted young scientists to take on the challenge of curing spinal cord injury. And, if you look at the breakthroughs happening today, many of the labs are run by scientists who met Christopher when they were associates and were motivated by his urgency. He created a culture of hope...and it was contagious.

Christopher entrusted us with his legacy and he would be so proud of our achievements. There is more to be done but the future is bright as long as we go forward together.

Happy Birthday, Superman.

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

P.S. If you have ever been touched by Christopher's courage, vision, or determination to change the future for individuals living with paralysis, please help us honor his memory by making an extra generous birthday contribution today.

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