America mourns the passing of the Man of Steel. Christopher Reeve 1952-2004

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  1. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Christopher Reeve was most famous for his role as Superman, but his most important work was on his drive for stem cell research.

    Reeve was in an accident in 1995, which left him a quadriplegic. It was becuase of this accident that he saw the need for stem cell research.

    He passed away this Sunday (10/10/4), due to complications arrising from a pressure wound, which eventually resulted in a fatal heart attack. A pressure wound is essentially similar to a bed sore. This wound was not able to heal properly and he got an infection from it which made him take a turn for the worse Friday. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday in a coma for which he did not recover.

    The average life expectancy for someone with an injury as Reeves, is 7 years. He lived for 9 years after the injury.

    He was slowly making a come-back and as of 3 months ago was able to move his finger.

    He was even making a comeback in the entertainment industry, having several guest appearances on Smallville, a show about the years before Clark Kent became Superman. Later this month he has a show, on Lifetime I believe, that he directed about a quadriplegic girl. It aires on the 25th.

    Please take a moment to reflect on not just a screen hero but a true hero.

    Christopher Reeve 1952-2004

    http://www.christopherreeve.org/
  2. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Reeve passing away. I had been looking forward to his contiuned appearances on Smallville.

    I have started a sympathy card and will be mailing it out on the 18th. If you'd like to sign it, I will be bringing it to the USS Tranquility meeting this Friday the 15th, the Rebellion's water station at the Cancer Walk this Sunday the 17th and the USS Tranquility's Enterprise Viewing Party also on the 17th. Please see me at one of those events or make alternate arrangements if you wish to sign the card and/or make a donation to Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

    ~Doc_Bev
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