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Subject of 2004 TV movie to seek seat in N.Y. Senate

Brooke Ellison, whose struggle with paralysis was the subject of a 2004 TV movie directed by Christopher Reeve, is seeking a seat in the New York state Senate.

Ellison, a Democrat, says she wants to address the lack of affordable housing for young adults on Long Island, dwindling open space and environmental protections, and New York's failure to fund embryonic stem-cell research, among other issues. Her campaign announcement was reported in Thursday's editions of Newsday.

"The Brooke Ellison Story," starring Lacey Chabert, was based on the book "Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey," written by Ellison and her mother, Jean Ellison.