One of the highlights of my professional career was interviewing Dana Reeve for my book. I found her charming, funny, gutsy, well spoken, and very wise. Had she lived, today would have been Dana’s 50th year of life.

I will always be grateful that her words of wisdom live on through my work and that of others. I’m also thrilled that the important resources she helped create continue through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Paralysis Resource Center, two of my favorite resources.

Like her husband, Dana Reeve was a remarkable individual and activist and she is sorely missed, including by the special needs community that she served so well.

I will be forever grateful for my time with her, and I will never forget her.

For more about today’s celebration of Dana Reeve’s life and work, click here.

Photo courtesy of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.