I was saddened to hear of the death of Christopher Reeve this morning. I’ve told my daughter more than once that, if she ever needs to look for a hero, she should look to this man. Not because of his acting career, impressive as it is. Not because of the defining role of that career, the “Man of Steel.” But because he never gave up, and he never gave in. In a world filled with “role models” who make lots of money while showing little integrity, here was a man who, after suffering the unthinkable, pulled himself up by the sheer strength of his character. I’m certain at points in his journey he felt fear, and certainly despair. But neither could defeat him, and the example he gave should and will live long after his body finally failed his tremendous spirit.
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