We lost a true American hero this past weekend, ... Reeve, He was the real “Man of Steel”, he had ... vision, he used his powers to save people and nothing could stop him. But before he
We lost a true American hero this past weekend, Christopher Reeve, He was the real “Man of Steel”, he had incredible vision, he used his powers to save people and nothing could stop him. But before he became all of that he was known as the actor who played “Superman” in movies.
He was a great actor and the most powerful mouthpiece for spinal cord injuries. He became the real “Superman” after his tragic accident in 1995 when he refused to feel pity for himself and made the choice to increase public awareness and more action toward spinal cord research. He gave hope to those with disabilities due to spinal cord injuries and his courage was an inspiration to millions worldwide.
The true measure of a person comes at their darkest hour, in his darkest hour he shed light on the world. There are still many hurdles to overcome in spinal cord research and with the path that was paved by the Christopher Reeve Foundation and the American Paralysis Association, now known as the “Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation”, we have hopes that something may be done in the future to allow those that are wheelchair bound to stand up and walk again.
This cause is a personal one for me having recently lost my brother due to a spinal cord injury. So for several years I had hope that a cure would come and though it may be too late for those that lost their lives it’s not too late for those that still have hope.
Here are some sites of organizations to visit that could give you more information on spinal cord injury and paralysis.