West Palm Beach, FL – March 8, 2006 – Yesterday, Dana Reeve, 44, the widow of Christopher Reeve, died at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, after a much publicized bout with lung cancer. After learning of the news 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato (www.daniel2008.com) sent his condolences.
“My personal condolence goes out to the Reeve family. I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ms. Reeve especially in light of the fact that Mr. Reeves was an outstanding person and had such a tragic accident that lead to his difficult and stressful life that he fought for everyday,” stated Imperato.
Reeve was much admired for her strength, both in her home life and her political activism.
“My hat goes off to the late Ms. Reeve for her courage and strength keeping their family together. I also would like to point out that Ms. Reeve’s strength enabled the late Mr. Reeve to prolong his life. It is sad to see the late Ms. Reeves life taken by lung cancer. I hope and pray that our doctors and scientists can come up with better cures for this horrible disease.”
The Reeves were actors who met in summer stock at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, nestled in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. She appeared on stage in New York and on television shows including “Law & Order.” The couple married and had a son, Will, now 13. The family also had Dana’s two grown stepchildren, Matthew and Alexandra.
Imperato felt that it was the children, especially, Will, who needed our support now.
“Most important at this point is that their children are in grace and comforted during this tragic time that is life. I come out to give my condolence and my special support for the children, especially Will, the young man who has gone through difficult times with the loss of his mom and dad and hope and pray that he finds the strength to deal with the problems of the past and present. My desire for him is to become stronger as an individual as he grows up and that this terrible tragedy does not alter his future life by disturbing his mental state at such a young age.”
“This young man has gone through something that not many of us have gone through. I hope and pray that his friends and family recognize this young boy’s bravery and embrace him and comfort him through this difficult time.”
Dana and Christopher Reeve began the Christopher Reeve Foundation, which helps to fund research for spinal cord injuries. Christopher Reeve, best known for his role as Superman, was paralyzed after falling from a horse in 1995. He died in October, 2004.
In addition to her son and stepchildren, she is survived by her father, Dr. Charles Morosini, and sisters Deborah Morosini and Adrienne Morosini Heilman.
The family said donations could be made in Dana Reeve’s memory to the Christopher Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, N.J. 07078. To learn more, go to www.ChristopherReeve.org.
About Daniel Imperato (www.daniel2008.com)
Daniel was born in Boston, Mass (1958), and began his business career in 1977 transforming the manufacturing facilities in Israel through adapting them to the global marketplace along with bringing financing to the factories for global expansion. He also operated a trading company in Singapore and owned a manufacturing company in Belgium. Daniel brings over thirty years of experience in global business planning and development and has personal relationships at high levels around the world. Daniel has consulted for Fortune 500 corporations, with a mix of product lines, consisting of telecommunications products and services, telecommunications equipment including v-sat terminals and handheld mobile satellite telephones, along with passport and identification cards services and secure documents for foreign governments around the world. He is currently a Papal Knight with honors from the Vatican, and a board member for the African Center Foundation, a United Nations NGO, and the founder of Imperiali Organization (www.imperiali.org). Presently, he has organized a Presidential Committee in order to organize support for a run at the White House in 2008.
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