Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act Law and Legal Definition

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act is a federal law aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis. The purpose of the Act is to enhance and further research into paralysis and to improve rehabilitation and the quality of life for persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities.

This Act promotes collaborative scientific research, advances rehabilitation research, and improves the quality of life for people living with paralysis and mobility impairments from any cause, like stroke, ALS, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and others.

The Act was named for the late Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana, whose courage and grace in the face of adversity, coupled with their extraordinary activism, were an inspiration to millions around the world.