Monday, October 16, 2017
WORDS CAN SAVE A LIFE
Dana Reeve, the singer-actress who married the strapping star of the “Superman” movies, devoted herself to his care after he was paralyzed. Dana died of lung cancer just eighteen months after her husband’s death. She was 44.
Christopher and Dana Reeve married in 1992. Life changed drastically for the young show-business couple three years later when Christopher suffered near-total paralysis in a horse-riding accident. In his autobiography, “Still Me,” Christopher wrote that soon after the accident he suggested to his wife, “Maybe we should just let me go.” She responded, “No way! I’ll be with you for the long haul, no matter what. You are still you and I love you.”
According to Christopher, “Those were the words that saved my life.”