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Legends of Cinema - Christopher Reeve
casino blog
24 March 2010

Legends of Cinema - Christopher ReeveEmblematic actor and stark advocate for stem cell research Christopher Reeve was born September 25, 1952 in New York City, New York. Although he will always be remembered as Superman, Reeve actually had a very long movie career that saw him suit up for various roles.

At an evening horse riding competition in Culpeper, Virginia in 1995, Reeve fell from his horse and landed on his neck, suffering extreme spinal cord injuries. He became a quadriplegic and required both a wheelchair and breathing machine until his death in 2004.

After the accident, Reeve launched himself into the movement for furthering research into stem cell technology. He is known to have said that he has led a fuller life since thew accident and today, both his Reeve-Irvine Research Center and Christopher Reeve Foundation continue to do great work in the field of spinal injuries and stem cell research.

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