Dana Reeve: In Memory
Dana Reeve, loving widow of the late Christopher Reevedied in 2006 at age 44 from complications caused by lung cancer. A year after her husband’s death, Dana Reeve (a lifelong smoker) told the world that she had lung cancer. She died March 7th 2006.
Dana Reeve’s death couldn’t have come at a more ironic time, because this Sunday is World No tobacco Day – a day that criticizes the half-truths and deceptions that are dispersed by “Big Tobacco”.
After her husband’s death Dana started the Christopher Reeves Foundation in his memory. Kathy Lewis, president of the foundation told CNN: “We are all just so sad”.
Lewis said she saw Dana on Friday and that she was “strong and gracious and courageous”.
The Christopher Reeves Foundation funds research for spinal cord injuries and is a corporate advocate for people afflicted with paralysis.
Dana Reeve was a great supporter of alternative treatments - her support of stem cell research helped grow our knowledge of the practice and has lead to many scientific discoveries.
Would Dana have benefited from intense chemo or alternative treatments like accupuncture, Resveratrol supplements (What is Resveratrol?
), or Reikki? No one will know for sure.
What we do know is that her life and the actions she made will have an effect on this world long after she is gone.