A new book detailing the life and legacy of Christopher Reeve, Somewhere In Heaven by Christopher Anderson, provides inspiration for not just spinal cord injury patients, but everyone.
Christopher Reeve, best known for his portrayal of Superman, suffered a riding accident in 1995 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His high profile roles immediately brought the attention of the media to his situation, his recovery landmarks and eventually his conflict with George Bush over the use of embryo stem cells.
Before his death in 2004, he worked hard with researchers such as Dr. Wise Young and Henry Steifel to bring attention to the American Paralysis Association (APA), lending his famous face to the cause . With Reeve’s help, the US Senate passed a bill allowing stem cell research to go forward, potentially helping thousands of SCI patients.
Christopher Reeve left behind millions that he raised for spinal injury research and a legacy that shows just how appropriate his “Superman” role was.
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