But a Superman was about to change Dana forever. Dana saw Christopher Reeve on TV, and was inspired by his dedication to life. "I right then and there [decided] that I wasn't going sit in that room for the next eight years of my life," Dana says. "I was going to make the most of it."
Dana had a message for Dana Reeve: "I want you to know that even though your husband is no longer with us, he remains a mentor and my role model for life. The strength and compassion he showed us all drives me each day to try to overcome my own personal hurdles. … I hope that one day I can help make a difference like he did. He not only changed my life, he saved it."