Dana Reeve
Actress, singer, activist
Dana Reeve
Dana Reeve (March 17, 1961 – March 6, 2006) was an American actress, singer, and activist for disability causes. She was the widow of actor Christopher Reeve.
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Watch: Will Reeve Talks About His Childhood
ABC News - 8 months
Son of Christopher and Dana Reeve describes his childhood as surprisingly normal.
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Adaptoys Is Changing The Game For People With Paralysis
Huffington Post - 10 months
A new line of toys is ensuring that people with paralysis have a way to enjoy playtime with the kids in their lives.  The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has partnered with 360i to announce Adaptoys, adapted toys that give people with physical disabilities the freedom to enjoy playing with their families. The new toys include a voice-activated pitching machine and a remote-control car that can be steered using head tilts and features a "sip and puff" system in which the user breathes in/or out with force to move the car. Eric LeGrand, a former Rutgers University football player who endured a paralyzing spinal cord injury during a 2010 game, and Donna Lowich, a grandmother of three who is living with quadriplegia, tried out the toys and explained how they have impacted their lives and the lives of their families. "It's amazing to feel that adrenaline rush again; just gives me another little piece of independence back," LeGrand said.  According to ...
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Get Smart about Higher Education and Disability Services
Yahoo News - over 2 years
SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Nate Herpich on behalf of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC): High school seniors have a lot on their plate. Ridgewood, New Jersey native Taylor Price's dream was always to attend Georgetown University. Taylor was intent on pursuing his dream, despite the injury that left him living with paralysis, and so he deferred for a year with the intent of still attending Georgetown.
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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Releases 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Guide features items geared toward people living with paralysis SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today released its annual holiday gift guide featuring more than 50 items for individuals living with paralysis. Available on the Reeve Foundation's website at www.ChristopherReeve.org/GiftGuide, the 2013 gift guide showcases items in nine unique categories. The featured items were chosen based on suggestions from paralysis and spinal cord injury community members and professionals in the field, as well as Internet search results.
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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Hosts 12th Annual "Fore Pete's Sake" Golf Tournament & Banquet
Yahoo News - over 3 years
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is excited to collaborate with their San Diego partner, the Quad Foundation, to host the 12th Annual "Fore Pete's Sake" Golf Tournament & Banquet on Monday, October 7, 2013.  Originally created to honor Pete Flynn, a vivacious and active young San Diego local injured in a car accident in 2002, this year's event will focus on the values of growth and transformation.  It is an extremely exciting time for scientific researchers in the realm of paralysis. ...
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How This Woman Went From Quadriplegic To Black Belt -- And Is Helping Others Do The Same
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Eighteen years ago, Molly Hale, then 45, was preparing to take her third degree Black Belt exam in the Japanese martial art of Aikido -- for which she had been training for 11 years -- when her life as she knew it changed forever. The Menlo Park, California, wife and mother was driving down Highway 280, returning from a week-long Aikido summer camp when she fell asleep at the wheel. "On the hottest, brightest, sunniest day in June," as Hale describes it, the car veered through three lanes of traffic and into the center divide, catching on a concrete divider and flipping over three and a half times. The roof of the vehicle collapsed, and while the three other passengers in the car -- including Hale's daughter -- were able to escape relatively unscathed, Hale was pinned in the driver's seat. It took the paramedics nearly two hours to cut her out of the car, and after she was taken to the hospital, they determined that her cervical spine had been severely fractured. Hale's spine was ...
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New, Free Resources Available For People Living With Paralysis And Their Caregivers
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Releases New Edition of "Paralysis Resource Guide" for e-Readers and Enhanced Multi-media Lending LibrarySHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers can access the comprehensive Paralysis Resource Guide digitally on their smartphone, Nook, iPad or Kindle. ...
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EHE International Showcases Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BoldWindow Display Unveiled in Rockefeller Center Plaza Features Christopher Reeve'sEmptyWheelchairSymbol of Christopher's Dream that Millions May Walk AgainSHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (www.ChristopherReeve.org), a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures and treatments for spinal cord injury and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, unveiled a 115-square-foot display window today at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. ...
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Paralyzed and Amputee Skaters Compete for $10,000 at Venice Skate Park on July 20
Yahoo News - over 3 years
They Will Skate Again attracts international participants at one-of-a kind adaptive skate festivalLOS ANGELES, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will host the They Will Skate Again SHOE CITY Open on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Venice Skate Park in Venice Beach, CA.  A free event to the public, this revolutionary program allows individuals affected by spinal cord injury and other disabilities to learn adaptive skateboarding and WCMX. ...
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Don C. Reed: A Game of Numbers: 54 Assembly Votes Needed to Pass California Paralysis Cure Research Bill
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It is Monday morning as this is written, 3:47 a.m. On Wednesday or Thursday of this week, the full California Assembly will vote yes or no on paralysis cure research: A bill called AB 714 (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) which will fund (one million dollars a year) the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act -- or not. To pass we need 54 votes, a 2/3 majority of the 80-member assembly. In the Assembly today, there are 54 Democrats and 27 Republicans. We need bipartisan support. Make no mistake: I am proud to be a Democrat, and have been so all my voting life. Great-hearted champions like the author of AB 714 (Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont) remind me why. But there are times when partisan divides can only hurt, and this is one. Also, we cannot count automatically on any vote; California has been too short of money for a long time, and every one has their favorite programs to help people -- so how do we win? In the past the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act h ...
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Joah Spearman: I/O Denim: My Holiday Spirit Obsession
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I've caught the holiday spirit, and I'm guessing by now you have as well. That's a good thing because the holiday spirit often means a spirit of giving. Giving gifts is a nice thing whether large or small, costly or inexpensive, of the heart or of the mind. One of the gifts I've come to appreciate is the end-of-year philanthropy gift. Perhaps your favorite local charity organization is celebrating a significant anniversary or making a special end-of-year call to action. Giving to charitable causes is both good for the soul and good for the following year's tax forms. But here's something you may not have considered, Kickstarter. There are a plethora of worthy initiatives and creative projects to check out on Kickstarter, but one particular campaign has me motivated to give. It's an upstart denim line based in Austin called Innovative/Obsession or I/O Denim founded by siblings, Anand and Gitanjali Veknatrao. I/O Denim is striving to make a premium line of American-made jean ...
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Lisa Henry-Holmes Elected to the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Yahoo News - over 4 years
SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation today announced Lisa Henry-Holmes, CEO and owner of WHO! International Designs, has been elected to its Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Henry-Holmes will carry out the Reeve Foundation's mission of curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire. ...
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Misha Lyuve: Why Not Give Money to Politicians
Huffington Post - over 4 years
From ART BEAUTY LIFE blog. The 2008 U.S. presidential and congressional elections cost the country $5.3 billion. 2012 projections are closer to $6 billion ($6,000,000,000 -- in case you are not proficient in billions). This amount is an equivalent of a yearly GDP of a small country like Rwanda or Malawi. It is also expected that this hefty sum will be approximately equally split between Democrats and Republicans. More than a half of that money is spent on advertising. I am not diminishing the importance of political candidates to make their platforms known. However, the nature of political advertising nowadays looks like this: first you use some partial-truth-fact or take an out-of-the-context quote of your opponent and make it into an ad. Then point a finger at your opponent and, in justifiable outrage, call him a liar for doing exactly the same thing against you. Some people blame politicians, call them untrustworthy scumbags; while others are resigned to the fac ...
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New Research: Eleven Studies Reveal Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Experience Improved Health, Function through Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Recovery of walking and balance can occur even years after injury in people with incomplete spinal cord injury who participate in locomotor training Additional study shows patients reduced expenses up to 25% after locomotor training intervention SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, new research demonstrates that innovative rehabilitative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in patients and a higher quality of life. ...
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Tom Murro: Miss Advised Star Amy Laurent Doesn't Pull Any Punches
Popeater - over 4 years
Photo credit: Neilson Barnard Star and matchmaker on Bravo's hit show Miss Advised, Amy Laurent, certainly tells it like it is. On August 21, I sat waiting patiently for Amy to show up at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Summer party in a nondescript building/club called No.8, I wondered, how is it that this professional matchmaker is still single? And why is she late despite the fact that lateness is one of her biggest pet-peeves? Well, Amy finally showed up for the event and, as it turns out, she had a valid reason. Obama was in town jamming up midtown traffic for his $20,000-a-head campaigning dinner/game of hoops with Michael Jordan, so I had to let her slide. Speaking of sliding, I guess girls really do put themselves through more than us guys know just to keep themselves looking pretty. Being true to her reputation of being 'real,' within two seconds of meeting me Amy informed me that she may have moisturized a little too much before leaving her pla ...
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The Boss: Peter Wilderotter of the Reeve Foundation, on His Career
NYTimes - over 4 years
After learning at 13 that he had Hodgkin’s disease, the writer decided he would dedicate himself to helping others if he recovered. He now leads the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
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Fake Phones, Deadly Roads and Photo ID: Feedback Friday
Edina Patch - over 4 years
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka,  Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Plymouth Man Charged For Selling Fake Phones Mario Samson of Plymouth was charged with selling refurbished and counterfeit cellular telephones on the Internet, claiming they were brand new. He could face up to 10 years of prison time if convicted. Rob_h78 put in his two cents on what the possible prison time for this type of crime:  10 years in prison for selling fake phones? And yet executives of mortgage companies who went long with forged documents, etc... that helped l ...
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Foundation Financial Group Volunteers for Paralysis Community Event
Yahoo News - over 4 years
A team of employees from Foundation Financial Group’s Jacksonville regional center, located at 225 Water St., Suite 2100, participated in “They Will Surf Again,” an event benefiting the Life Rolls On Foundation, which is a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012 A team of employees from Foundation Financial Group’s Jacksonville regional center, located at 225 Water St. ...
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MHS Sophomore Wins $35K Russ Berrie Foundation Award
Morris Township- Morris Plains P - almost 5 years
A Morristown High School sophomore was among 11 winners of the Russ Berrie Foundation Award For Making a Difference. The group collectively awarded $150,000 at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon to help fund the “good” they do in the community. Winners from across the state were chosen from a pool of New Jersey residents nominated by their peers for being “unsung heroes” in the community. “There is a very wonderful, dedicated committee that reviews all of the nominations we get, and the people who are finalists for the award each year come from all walks of life,” Angelica Berrie, who is President of the Russ Berrie Foundation on behalf of her late husband, said. “Russ had this idea to recognize people who are doing amazing things, but who aren’t getting the attention they deserve.” At the sixteenth annual ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Ramapo College in Mahwah, eight finalists were awarded $5,000. The top three winners were awarded cash prizes of $25, $35 and $50,000, all to ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dana Reeve
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 44
    Reeve died on March 6, 2006, at the age of 44, 11 days before her 45th birthday at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details She was survived by her son, her father, her two sisters, and her two stepchildren. Episode 16 of the fifth season of Smallville titled "Hypnotic" is dedicated to her and the film Superman Returns is dedicated to both her and Christopher.
    The film was released on September 15, 2006, and is dedicated to both her and Christopher Reeve.
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    She appeared at Madison Square Garden on January 12, 2006, and sang the Carole King song "Now and Forever" in honor of New York Rangers hockey player Mark Messier, whose number was retired that evening.
    More Details Hide Details On the night that she died, instead of having a live performer sing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden prior to the Rangers' game, a recording of Reeve singing was played.
  • 2005
    Age 43
    In 2005, Reeve received the "Mother of the Year Award" from the American Cancer Society for her dedication and determination in raising her son after the loss of her husband.
    More Details Hide Details In her final public appearances, Reeve stated that the tumor had responded to therapy and was shrinking.
    In April 2005, it was also announced that she signed a seven-figure book deal with Penguin Books to write about her relationship with her famous husband.
    More Details Hide Details It is not known how far Reeve got with writing the book before she died; the book was never published.
    On August 9, 2005, Reeve announced that, although she had never smoked cigarettes, she had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
    More Details Hide Details Reeve chose to disclose her illness after The National Enquirer announced that it planned to make the information public.
    On February 2, 2005, eight days before the death of her mother Helen, Reeve attended President George W. Bush's State of the Union address seated in the Capitol gallery in Washington, D.C. as the guest of Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI).
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    The children's book Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again: A Musical Storybook Inspired by Christopher Reeve was published in 2005 and included an audio to accompany the book with Mandy Patinkin reading the story as well as Reeve and Bernadette Peters singing.
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    Reeve was born Dana Charles Morosini in Teaneck, New Jersey to Charles Morosini, a cardiologist, and Helen Simpson Morosini, who died in February 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    She authored the book, Care Packages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends. In 2004, she was performing in the Broadway-bound play Brooklyn Boy at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California when she had to rush home to reach her husband's bedside after he went into cardiac arrest and a coma.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 38
    In 2000, she co-hosted a live daily talk show for women on the Lifetime Network with Deborah Roberts called Lifetime Live and also wrote a brief column for the defunct AccessLife.com These articles can be found at the Christopher Reeve Homepage.
    More Details Hide Details She sang the title song on the soundtrack of the HBO drama In the Gloaming, directed by her husband. Reeve also had another cameo in her husband's movie The Brooke Ellison Story as a teacher.
  • 1992
    Age 30
    She married actor Christopher Reeve in Williamstown, Massachusetts in April 1992, and they had a son, William Elliot "Will" Reeve, born on June 7, 1992, whom they raised in Pound Ridge, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Reeve loved to ride horses. In 2005, she told Larry King: "I rode my whole life, and after Chris had his accident, I stopped riding, primarily because he loved it so much, and I think it really would have been painful for him if I was going off riding and he wasn't able to. And it didn't mean that much to me to drop." Her many singing and acting credits included appearances on television, where she had guest roles on Dick Wolf's Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, soap operas All My Children as Eva Stroupe and Loving, among others. She performed at theatres on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at numerous regional theatres. Reeve also did a long-running commercial for Tide laundry detergent that aired during the 1990s.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 22
    She spent the junior year of her studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In 1984, along with fellow New Yorker, Daryl E. Johnson, she pursued additional graduate studies in acting at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.
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    She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004 she and husband Christopher Reeve received honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from Middlebury.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 17
    She grew up in the town of Greenburgh, New York, where she graduated from Edgemont High School in 1979.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on March 17, 1961.
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