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A Day of Mourning: Dana Reeve dies at age 45

Posted Oct 01 2008 10:28pm

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.

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