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If anyone can be considered a hero I feel it should be Christopher Reeve Reeve found Hollywood stardom by starring in Superman Unfortunately on May 27 1995 he was paralyzed from the neck down as he fell from his horse After months of recovery he was able to come back to the world and appear at the 68th annual Academy Awards His courage and never ending work with charities and fund-raisers make him my hero Christopher Reeve always loved performing on stage As a teenager he was in many plays and used the theater to overcome his lack of self-confidence He later moved on to working in soap operas and in larger theater plays Although he caught his big break in 1978 with the leading role in Superman This led to other leading roles in Hollywood On May 25 1995 his life would change dramatically While riding in an equestrian his horse stalled before a jump and he was thrown off The fall paralyzed him from the neck down after he landed on his head His first two vertebrae were shattered and it damaged some of his spinal chord A bystander saved his life by giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation Reeve went into months of rehabilitation on the road to recovery Afterwards he was able to talk and breath with the help of a respirator His rehabilitation enabled him to appear in a wheelchair on March 25 1996 at the 68th annual Academy Awards His presence was greeted with an overwhelming applause Christopher talked of movies with social issues and their importance He also challenged Hollywood to do more movies concerning that Christopher Reeve is my hero He was first known to us as the man who nodded the red cape and blue tights He also plays a huge part in saving the planet and informing the public of important issues His dealings with his spinal injury and his will
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