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    An actor, a father, a role model, and even Superman. These are some of the words used to describe Christopher Reeve. Reeve, an actor famous for portraying Superman, was paralyzed from the neck down, as a result from a horse riding accident and was expected never to recover. (Wikipedia n.pag). After paralyzation, he was hesitant about what would happen in the future. With hardships and struggles, it occurred to him that it would take hard determination and will to overcome his adverse situation. His

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    ICT and Special Needs Case Study of Christopher Reeve ICT has help Christopher Reeves in many ways. Firstly with out the use of medical equipment Reeve would not have survived after the accident that left him paralysed from the neck down. Such extreme paralysis meant that reeve had to be kept on a ventilator as his lungs did not work so he couldn't leave his hospital bed for 9 months. Later he had an operation to fit a devise which sends electrical impulses to the nerves in his lungs so

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    Christopher Reeve created an image for Superman, innovated stem cell and spinal cord research and illuminated the world with his activism and acting roles. He starred in many different movies and was very involved in spinal cord research. He was positive and hard working even after his accident. CREATE The eminent person I chose is Christopher Reeve. He played the character of Superman. He was an actor, film director, producer, author, and activist. Some of the movies he starred in are Street Smart

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    Superman: The Man of Steel

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    The Movie. An inevitable debate ensued about whether a modern, technologically advanced and possibly more faithful adaptation could outshine the original, with all its nostalgia, including an inimitable portrayal of Superman given by the late Christopher Reeve. My aim is to find out whether I still believe a man can truly fly or if he is just simply wearing a costume. In 1978, Superman The Movie opened to worldwide box office success. It was the first truly serious cinematic interpretation of the character

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    Stem Cells

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    Embryonic Stem Cells “Embryonic stem cells...are in effect, a human self-repair kit,” (Christopher Reeve, activist – Larry King show). For the advancement of science, stem cells are infinitely valuable, especially when considering all the potential applications in the field of medicine. Stem cell usage is a very controversial topic, because most people think of abortions, cloning, and other negative topics when they hear the term stem cell. However I think those thoughts are because they don’t

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    Christopher Reeve's Story

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    Christopher Reeve's Story Throughbred, Eastern Express, balked at a rail jump, pitching his rider forward. Reeve's hands were tangled in the horse's bridle and he landed head first, fracturing the uppermost vertebrae in his spine. Reeve was instantly paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe. Prompt medical attention saved his life and delicate surgery stabilized the shattered C1-C2 vertebrae and literally reattached Reeve's head to his spine. After 6 months at Kessler Rehabilitation

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    paralyzed and will probably never walk again. He never thought it would happen to him ... For several unsuspecting Americans each year, this scenario represents something all too real. The man in the abstract I was referring to was the actor Christopher Reeve and it is his paralysis that I will be examining in relation to the 'self'. We will be looking at the role of the spinal cord injury in various types of paralysis, while focusing primarily on quadriplegia. This essay is not trying to give a concrete

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    The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

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    "Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer." -- Stephen Hawking As college students, it is important that we know and care about the issue of stem cell research. Stem cell research is currently legal in most countries. The United States, normally a leader in new frontiers, is one of the last to explore this territory. As it is slowly being pushed forward, we are going to have to know

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    Stem Cell Research

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    This knowledge can be used to help prevent birth defects, for instance. Scientists would be able to grow spinal cells from pluripotent stem cells. These cells could possibly repair spinal cord damage. Those afflicted by paralysis, such as Christopher Reeve, could possibly move again. Stem cells could also be used to grow nerve cells, possibly combating Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. While it will be many years before scientists may actually be able to find a way to combat these diseases, there

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    reader to understand. Even celebrities have jumped on the Hakim bandwagon. In the PBS film series based on her books, Tom Hanks is the voice of Abraham Lincoln, Brad Pitt is James K. Polk, and others like Susan Sarandon, Whoopie Goldberg, and Christopher Reeve lend their expertise to the making of American history. Hakim's next textbook adventure has turned into one about science. Having read Hakim's books, I can attest to the fact that they would be a great addition to any history class' curriculum

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