We here at Online Comic Heroes have supported the Christopher Reeve Foundation for a few years now. The foundation came to our attention through watching the series Smallville. Christopher Reeve, had a cameo in the series and during the credits Tom Whelling and Christopher Reeve made an appearance together asking for help and awareness for the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
For a small donation to the foundation my wife and I received a matching set of Dog Tags with a necklace and key chain attachments. On one side was an engraving with the "Christopher Reeve Foundation". On the reversed side was the "S" of Super Man. Now any science fiction or super hero fan knows the Christopher Reeve played Clark Kent ( Superman ). For an entire generation Christopher Reeve, was Superman.
It was a tragic accident that caused Christopher Reeve's paralysis. Something like that could have caused a person to turn in on themselves and create a depression that they could not escape from. Not for Christopher Reeve. After he became paralyzed in 1995, Reeve became the face for spinal cord and paralysis research.
The mission Statement of the Christopher Reeve foundation is: The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
In addition to his work on behalf of the Reeve Foundation, Reeve’s advocacy efforts included:
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation just launched a new campaign titled The Big Idea, which will support the next phase of epidural stimulation research.
The goal of this initiative is the largest in their history. To raise $15 million to accelerate this critical study.
Matthew Reeve, is now part of the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
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