Will Reeve on Getting the Call from ESPN: I Thought 'Wow, This is Big'

At first, Will Reeve couldn’t believe it when ESPN called offering him a job as a SportsCenter reporter. “I thought there was some caveat that I wasn’t getting,” he tells PEOPLE, recalling how stunned he was.

“The first thing that went through my mind was, ‘Wow, this is big. This is something I’ve always wanted. How often do we get that in life?’ ” he recalls of landing his dream job.

Christopher Reeve's Son Gives First Look at Amazing Progress in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Ten years after the death of actor and activist Christopher Reeve, his eldest son, Matthew, is revealing a “huge breakthrough” in the treatment of spinal cord injuries – and wishes his dad were here to see it.

“It’s hard not to think, ‘What if he was here and what if he was present for this breakthrough?’ ” says Reeve, who offers PEOPLE an exclusive first look at a video showing the amazing progress made by four young men paralyzed by spinal cord injuries.

Christopher Reeve's Children Step Out for Father's Cause

Meet Christopher Reeve’s super kids!

The children of the Superman star are all grown up – and continuing their parents’ fight to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens and Will Reeve all attended The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation “Night for a Cure” gala in Manhattan on Wednesday and turned heads for their good looks and good deeds.

Christopher Reeve's Son Will 'Doing Very Well'

Will Reeve, the 14-year-old son of the late Christopher and Dana Reeve, took to the podium and spoke at A Magical Evening, the annual fundraiser for the Christopher Reeve Foundation in New York City Monday night. It was the first time the event was held without either Christopher, who died in 2004, or Dana, who succumbed to lung cancer in March.

Friends Remember Dana Reeve

In New York City on Monday, Dana Reeve was paid tribute at a private ceremony by guests including Katie Couric, Lance Armstrong, Blythe Danner, Norah Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Broderick, Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters and Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Senator Clinton called Reeve, who died of lung cancer March 6 at age 44, “one of the most exceptional people I have ever known. … She was an exemplary, wonderful woman,” the Associated Press reports.

Dana Reeve to Be Remembered on Broadway

Family and friends of late actress and activist Dana Reeve, who died of lung cancer at age 44 on March 6, will pay tribute to her April 10 at a private, invitation-only memorial service to be held at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway.

In lieu of flowers, Playbill.com reports, the family has asked that donations be made in Reeve’s honor to the Christopher Reeve Foundation (www.ChristopherReeve.org), which supports efforts to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Final Appearance of Dana Reeve to Air

An introduction to a medical documentary that Dana Reeve taped last year, three months before her death from lung cancer on March 6, is set to air on PBS this week.

The appearance on The New Medicine marks the final professional engagement of the widow of actor Christopher Reeve.

“She was very hopeful at that point that she would survive. She was buying Christmas presents for her son that day, and really had a tremendous amount of energy,” the documentary’s director, Muffie Meyer, tells the Associated Press.

Friends Remember Dana Reeve

Friends and admirers remembered actress and activist Dana Reeve, who succumbed to lung cancer on Monday. Here are their comments:

Dana Reeve Dies of Cancer at 44

Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve who worked tirelessly with her husband to improve treatment for spinal-cord injuries, has died of lung cancer. She was 44.

Reeve died late Monday, Kathy Lewis, president and CEO of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, said in a statement.

Dana Reeve: 'I Feel Great'

Making her first public appearance since announcing in August that she’s suffering from lung cancer, Dana Reeve said Thursday, “I feel great.”

Speaking at “A Magical Evening,” the annual fund-raising gala for the Christopher Reeve Foundation in New York City, Reeve, 44, dressed in a floor-length Dolce & Gabbana floral print dress, said, “Surprisingly, I’ve been responding so well to treatment. The tumor is shrinking and shrinking and shrinking.”