Monday, October 11, 2004

We lose an advocate

I don't follow celebrities, don't care about the latest gossip, don't follow the award shows much except in passing, and don't read any of the celeb mags or pages in the news. It just doesn't interest me how they live their lives. Christopher Reeve is one of the few that I did pay some attention to, even tuning in for a few television news mag interviews, following his progress and his advocacy for those with spinal cord injuries. He was an inspiration to many in rehabilitation settings and to those working in the field. It's sad to hear that he is dead today at age 52, of heart failure - a victim of a series of complications arising from his spinal cord injury. He will be missed.

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center: Home

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