The Man of Steel

In the news this morning is the loss of Christopher Reeve.

In listening to him speak of his paralysis, I was convinced that he would end up walking away from his wheelchair, and proving to all of us that Superman really was invicible. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it.

He was a soldier for stem-cell research (along with Nancy Reagan, Michael J. Fox and others) — and from a front seat on the battle. I don’t know that any of us who aren’t living with afflictions like Parkinsons, Alzheimers and paralysis could ever know the frustration and anger at the inability to get leaders to see the possibility for health for so many people.

Blue skies, Chris. May we all be inspiried by your fight and carry it forward.