Matthew Reeve sat down exclusively with ET to remember his late father and share how he and his siblings carry on their dad's legacy.
"He had a fierce determination, a dedication to the cause and found himself in a position he might not have chosen, but he chose to embrace it," Matthew told ET at the 25th Anniversary of "A Magical Evening" for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation on Thursday. "We grew up with him in a wheelchair and a spinal cord injury just doesn't happen to the individual it happens to the whole family and everyone's lives are affected."
Today, Reeve's kids, Matthew, 35; William, 23; and Alexandra, 32, are dedicating their lives to fund research to cure spinal cord injuries through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
"My sister and I and now my brother are on the board of directors," Matthew said. "We're at this amazing threshold in research for the spinal cord injury community."
The late Robin Williams was a close friend of Christopher's and the comedian's 32-year-old son Zachary and ex-wife, Marsha Garces, attended the gala along with Meryl Streep and Meredith Vieira, to support the Reeve family. Matthew told ET that Williams had a big impact on his life.