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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Announces 100,000 Families Received One-on-One Assistance through the Paralysis...

Published: May 8, 2019

Christopher & Dana Reeve FoundationThe Paralysis Resource Center provides information, resources and grants to support the 5.4 million Americans living with paralysis

SHORT HILLS, N.J., May 8, 2019 — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), a free, comprehensive, national service for individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers, announced today that it has provided direct counseling and assistance to over 100,000 individuals and families since its launch in 2002.

How a diving accident led Clark’s Botanicals creator to a renewed sense of purpose

Published: November 26, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Francesco Clark The story behind the popular Clark’s Botanicals skincare line is one of resilience and survival. Entrepreneur Francesco Clark started the beauty line as a kitchen sink operation, and now it’s used by stars like Madonna, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. But six years before he created the celebrated brand, Clark survived a devastating accident that changed the course of his life forever.

“Thirty seconds before, I was very proud and I felt accomplished. Thirty seconds after, I felt like the biggest failure in the world,” Clark told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.

At only 24 years old, Francesco Clark’s life changed in an instant.

Gesture-controlled Internet of Things (IoT) extends freedom for the disabled

Published: September 26, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

superman-1529274_1920-100684161Quadriplegics can do more on their own with the Sesame Enable app that uses head gestures to control Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Christopher Reeve is famous as Superman in movies. As the man of steel with amazing superpowers, he was unbeatable.

In real life, though, a bad fall from his horse left Reeve a quadriplegic. How suddenly life changes. One day you’re a hero with superpowers. The next day you’ve lost control of your body.

A Cure for Spinal Cord Injury? Mark Pollock and Superman’s Legacy

Published: April 25, 2014

Adventurer Mark Pollock joined us to explore the frontier research that is pointing towards a cure for spinal cord injury.

Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

Published: December 9, 2013

Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesHe believed that all people with disabilities should be able to lead healthy and productive lives, no matter where they live.

By Matthew Reeve: My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life while living with paralysis. These conversations only furthered his resolve that all people with disabilities should be able to lead healthy and productive lives, no matter where they live.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Published: September 3, 2013

Christopher Reeve's Empty WheelchairBold Window Display Unveiled in Rockefeller Center Plaza Features Christopher Reeve’s Empty Wheelchair Symbol of Christopher’s Dream that Millions May Walk Again

Short Hills, NJ (September 3, 2013) – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 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. The window space, which was donated by EHE International, will prominently feature Christopher Reeve’s wheelchair throughout September, which is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, to help generate awareness of spinal cord injury and paralysis and inspire and galvanize passersby to support the Reeve Foundation’s work.

Matthew Reeve Flies Down Under for Spinal Cord Injury Research: Continues Superman’s Legacy

Published: July 5, 2012

SHORT HILLS, NJ–(Marketwire – Jul 5, 2012) – The late actor Christopher Reeve’s son, Matthew Reeve, will make a Keynote Address at the upcoming Connections 2012 conference held by the Spinal Cord Injury Network at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on 13th August 2012.

Christopher Reeve’s attendance at the Making Connections: NSW Premier’s Forum in 2003 put the spotlight on spinal cord injury research including embryonic stem cell research.

Award-winning filmmaker Matthew Reeve said he hoped his visit would inspire collaboration towards a healthier, participative and more inclusive community for people with spinal cord injury.

“Locomotor” Therapy May Bring Movement Back After Paralysis

Published: April 20, 2012

Locomotor therapy is being used to strengthen the muscles of people with spinal cord injuries, experts hope that it has the potential to bring back muscle movement.

April 22, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — A former hockey player paralyzed from a diving accident has the opportunity to run again once a week thanks to a revolutionary spinal cord injury treatment. Another woman was told she would never walk again. Now she is using a walker at her home and riding a stationary bicycle three times per week.

The secret of his success

Published: September 3, 2011

He can’t move a muscle below his neck. But that hasn’t stopped Girish Gogia from being a star interior designer. Here’s how he did it

Girish Gogia was only 29 years old when he suffered a cervical spinal cord injury while diving into the sea in Goa. The incident left him paralysed below the neck. As the spinal tissue is not capable of regenerating itself, a spinal cord injury is irreversible. Superman star Christopher Reeves suffered from a similar injury for almost a decade before he passed away.

Surviving with spinal injuries

Published: August 17, 2011

Ten years ago – while I was enjoying Sunday brunch at a rooftop cafe at a Beverly Hills hotel – I saw Christopher Reeve at a nearby table. Famously quadriplegic following a 1995 riding accident, the actor was tilted back in his padded wheelchair, tracheostomy tube in throat, portable ventilator at his side.

What an inspiring man, I thought at the time. From the depths of tragedy, Reeve gave voice, courage and hope to a unique constituency: people with spinal-cord injuries.