Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A Day of Mourning: Dana Reeve dies at age 45

Dana Reeve, best known for her tireless efforts in supporting her late husband, Christopher Reeve, and their support of stem cell research to find a cure for paralysis, died yesterday of lung cancer.

She served as chairwoman of the Christopher Reeve Foundation and founded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.

Kathy Lewis, president and CEO of the foundation, said "Dana will always be remembered for her passion, strength and ceaseless courage that became her hallmark... Along with her husband, Christopher, she faced adversity with grace and determination, bringing hope to millions around the world."

She is survived by her father, Dr. Charles Morosini; sisters Deborah Morosini and Adrienne Morosini Heilman; two stepchildren, Matthew and Alexandra; and her son.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

Such devastating news and a great loss. My heart is heavy, and I feel greatly for her son, who had to endure so much already with the death of his father. I hope the family will be there for him. I am sure he will inherit the great strength that both his parents had.
It is just such a shame, and unfair how so many of the good people in this world are gone so early in life.