Superman is not dead!

This post was written by marc on March 7, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Today marks the passing of Dana Reeve, wife of Christopher Reeve who played Superman in the movies, but who real story started years later when a horseback riding accident left him paralyzed. Yesterday she died of lung cancer at the age of 44.

Dana and Christopher Reeve leaved behind a story of love, loyalty, courage, and taking adversity and turning it into advantage. They took a situation that might otherwise have been a tragedy and used it to bring them closer to each other and to be an example of not only recovering but thriving. Together they raised awareness of the plight of the paralyzed and formed an organization to fund research and became a voice for promoting stem cells as a way to regenerate spinal nerve tissue.

Although Dana and Christopher are gone as individuals their work and their foundation live on. Their legend is part of the Tree of Knowledge and they live as an example of what people can accomplish in the short amount of time we exist in reality. Their lives inspires us to live the kind of lives worthy of being remembered. Their accomplishments are not only still alive, but they leave something for the rest of us to build upon. Their lives so us that even in the absence of an afterlife that we are not without some measure of immortality. All of us have the opportunity to leave behind part of ourselves if we choose to live the kind of life worth remembering as Dana and Christopher have.

Reader Comments

My Sympathies go out to the reeves and every family who have lost loved ones to cancer and the related infection’s involved.

I would like to adress our clueless leader and his stand on research,First He promises money for research then He quietly cuts funding and jumps onto the pulpit amid fanfare and cuts the tax rate for the richest among us.
The very same people who have go overseas for
operation’s,breast augmentation and abortion’s get the best medical care in the world,literally
all while enjoying the benefits of living in this country without paying for the services or costs incurred to make those riches possible meanwhile leaving the burden on the rest of us.
So how about easing that conscience a little and donating your tax cut to the cancer society or any fine organisation and here is the thighslapper,It’s deductible?!
Anyhow with the GOP receiving millions in illegal
contributions from the military,OPEC and various indian tribes and special interest groups(LogCabin)etc.Your measly four zero figure will hardly be missed and it might just save the lives of american’s.
Now that is patriotic.

#1 
Written By Ranzeroxe on March 8th, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

Interesting editing. USA Today ran my letter to the editor. But they took a lot out. They removed all Church of Reality concepts and references to stem cells. Look at this:

This week we suffered the passing of Dana Reeve, who died of lung cancer at the early age of 44. She was the wife of Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in film, but whose real story started years later when a horseback riding accident left him paralyzed.

Dana and Christopher Reeve leave behind a story of love, loyalty and courage. Their heroic tale centers on taking adversity and turning it into advantage.

Although they are gone as individuals, their work and their Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation live on.

Looks to me like the Christianized my letter.

#2 
Written By Marc Perkel on March 12th, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

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