Christopher Reeve’s Son Opens Up About Tragically Losing Both Parents At 13
Parents create a solid foundation and a safe sanctuary in a child’s life, and if that child loses both at a young age, the effects are devastating. Will Reeve, knows this firsthand as he lost both of his beloved parents, Christopher and Dana Reeve at age 13. In a candid interview, Will opens up to the public for the first time about his tragic loss at such an impressionable age, and how he’s managed to stay positive and persevere.
Back in 1995, Will’s Dad, Christopher Reeve, who was known for his iconic Superman role, was thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition and tragically was left a quadriplegic. In 2004, he acquired an infection that sadly claimed his life. Will’s mom Dana then discovered she had lung cancer and she died 17 months after Christopher’s death.
Will suffered tremendous heartache, but he fondly recalls all the memories and tools his parents gave him to navigate life and continue on. “There’s nowhere to go but up,” he once said. One of his fondest memories was of his dad teaching him how to ride a bike just by using his voice to guide him through the process.
Today, Will carries on his parents’ legacy through the Christopher Reeve Foundation, which advocates for treatments and cures (including stem cell research) for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and neurological disorders. Its mission is also to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities. Watch Will’s touching interview…