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Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, Dies at age 44 of Lung Cancer

March 7th, 2006

Christopher Reeve’s widow, Dana Reeve, Dies at age 44 of Lung Cancer

The Brook Ellison Story

Dana Reeve died on Monday at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center of lung cancer at age 44.  She was married to Christopher Reeve who was well known as playing Superman in the 1980’s movies.  Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in a horse back riding accident in 1996 and had died on October 10th, 2004.

Dana Reeve along with Christopher Reeve spent much of there time to help find possible cures for paralysis and founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation.  Dana was a chairwoman of the Christopher Reeve Foundation. 

 

She also founded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.  The foundation has donated $55 million for research grants and $7.5 million for paralyzed patients with quality of life grants.  She has also served on the boards of TechHealth and The Reeve-Irvine Center for Spinal Cord Research.  She was an advisory board member with the National Family Caregivers Association.

 

She first announced that she had lung cancer back in August of 2005.  She said that she had never smoked.  She leaves behind a teenage son, Will, and two stepchildren, Matthew and Alexandra.

 

She has acted in a TV shows and movies including, “The Brooke Ellison Story”, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "Oz", "Feds", "Law & Order", “Above Suspicion”.  She has also appeared as herself to help in the awareness of paralysis, and also to discuss her husband.  She has also acted in theatre productions and has served on boards of The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

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