Christopher Reeve


A generous man, Reeve looked for ways to better the lives of others. From co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center to generating interest in stem cell research, he improved the lives of people across the globe.


For much of his live, Reeve supported the advancement of medical research and traveled the world to learn what he could do for the cause.


Christopher Reeve was an actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, activist, and author. Over the course of his career, he received a Screen Actor Guild Award, Emmy Award, Lasker Award, and a BAFA Award.

The Story

Christopher Reeve was born September 25, 1952 in New York City. He had various stage and television roles before becoming the star of Superman and its sequels. In 1995 he became paralyzed from the neck down following a horse-riding accident. He founded the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation in 1998 to promote research on spinal cord injuries. He died of cardiac arrest in 2004.

Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Today’s Care. Tomorrow’s Cure

We’re dedicated to advancing quality of life and discovering cures for spinal cord injury in the here and now. There are many ways to get supportget involved and donate to support the Reeve Foundation mission.

“What is a hero? My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences. Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.”

- Christopher Reeve

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