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christopher reeve

by Jonathan Genter


Christopher Reeve was born September 25, 1952 in New York City. When Christopher was four his dad [Franklin Reeve] and his mom [Barbara Johson] got divorced. His mom took him and his brother Benjamin and moved to Princeton, New Jersey. Christopher's mom got remarried a investment banker a few years later.


Here are three reasons why I think Christopher Reeve is a hero. The first reason is because of his research center. The name of the center is called, The Reeve-Irvine Researh Center. This center is The premier research center in the world for the basic studies of spinal cord injuries. There is a clinic for evaluation, testing, treaments, and flow-up of paralzed patients. The goal of this center is to find a cure for injuries and other disorders that affect the spinal cord.


The second reson Christopher is a hero is because of the Chrisopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. This foundation is working very hard to the development of effective treaments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other centeral nervous system disorders. C.R.P.F. also supports progoams that inprove the quality of life for people with disabilities.

The third reson why he is a hero is because of his determation. Christopher won't give up, it's in his heart to find a cure for spinal cord disorders and to beable to walk again. Christophers determation is what kepts him going, if Christopher didn't have any determation there wouldn't be a Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and The Reeve-Irvine Research Center. So just think of everything he is doing for himself, but mostly for the world.

These are my three reasons why I think Christopher Reeve is a hero. I hope you think he's a hero now to because he's done so much and I don't think people raelize how much he's really done for the world. I wish Christopher the best of luck with his research because after doing this project he definitely my hero now.

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Last edited 3/9/2004 11:28:28 AM

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