The Reeve Foundation was started as a community response to a crisis that has quickly grown into a national movement. The early pioneers who started this Foundation began this work at a time when spinal cord research was considered the graveyard of neurobiology.
Christopher Reeve's injury changed the field forever and it was his vision, his passion, brilliance and creativity that made this one of the most promising fields in research. And while Dana was universally known as the model for care giving, her real legacy is the creation of our Paralysis Resource Center that has reached tens of thousands of those living with paralysis and their families with useful, often life-saving and life-changing information.
What inspires us is following through on and achieving in our lifetimes what they so generously and courageously started.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.