Reeve Foundation gives Warm Springs Institute $10,000

A $10,000 Quality of Life grant has been awarded to Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.
The grant is one of 34 totaling more than $390,000 awarded to organizations nationwide to enable people with disabilities to live independent and active lives.

"As a caregiver and wife of someone who spends every day in a wheelchair, I know that when we are able to be active as a family - to take our van to the movies or go for a hike on a wheelchair-accessible trail - we're all much happier," said Dana Reeve, wife of actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a fall from a horse. "We are much better equipped to face the daily challenges that are part of a life with a disability."

Dana Reeve serves as director of the foundation and chairwoman of the Quality of Life Program Committee.

I'm delighted that we are assisting organizations who provide people living with disabilities the kind of daily comforts and opportunities that those of us without disabilities take for granted," she said.

Frank Ruzycki, executive director of the Roosevelt Institute, expressed appreciation for the grant.

"The work the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is doing in support of people with disabilities is truly outstanding and we look forward to continuing our association in the future," he said.

The Reeve Foundation was formed in 1999 as a result of a merger with the American Paralysis Association. A national, nonprofit organization, the Reeve Foundation supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. For more information about the foundation or the grant application process, contact the foundation at (800) 225-02923 or visit its Web site at www.paralysis.org.

Harry Franklin