inspiring news of the day
I had intended to post only about 9-11 today, but this news is just so awesome I have to mention it. Superman star Christopher Reeve, who was totally parylized from the neck down in a 1995 riding accident, has regained limited motion and sensory abilities in his limbs. An experiemental therapy has given the actor an absolutely unprecedented--although far from total--recovery from total paralysis and vastly improved his bodily strength and quality of life: he can now breathe for up to an hour without a respirator, feel his son holding his hand, and move his fingers. A possibility, although remote, exists that Reeve may even one day walk again. And of course, Reeve's improvement holds incredible promise for other victims of paralysis.
Even without his incredible degree of recovery, Reeve's story is inspiring. Since his accident he has both directed and starred in movies. I have no doubt Reeve has experienced countless hours of discomfort, frustration and even despair, but he has displayed a remarkably indomitable spirit. As we remember the events of last year, it's wonderful to be reminded that heroism takes many forms.