Care Packages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends

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Random House, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
When Christopher Reeve was paralyzed in a riding accident in 1995, the world was captivated by his struggle to survive, in the years since, he and his wife Dana have become major public figures -- he, delivering key speeches at national political events, earning Emmys for his brilliant directorial debut; she, appearing on television and on Broadway; together, creating a major charitable foundation for those with spinal cord injuries. How have they found the strength and inspiration to do what they are doing?To an astounding degree, they have found it in the thousands of letters, telegrams, e-mails, and cards that poured in from around the world when the news broke that Chris was gravely injured. From the legendary Katherine Hepburn, whose note is the very essence of her style ("Golly, what a mess!) to the series of letters from President Clinton, to the housewives and bankers and mechanics who saw in Chris and Dana their own struggles writ large, and who offered up their own hard-earned wisdom in an unforgettable gesture of hope and community.With great intelligence, charm, and grace, Dana Reeve takes us into the boxes of correspondence which have helped her family weather this ordeal. These letters, along with Dana's own story, create a rich and unforgettable tableaux of the triumph of the human spirit.

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This will remind you to be thankful for what you have, for it could change in the blink of an eye. No matter how bad off you are there is always someone who has it worse. Dana and Christopher made the world a better place and it is certainly sad that they are no longer with us. Read full review

CARE PACKAGES: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends

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On Memorial Day 1995, Christopher Reeve, better known as Superman, fell from his horse. His spinal cord was injured, resulting in paralysis from the chest down. In the weeks that followed, Reeve ... Read full review

Contents

THE WAITING ROOM
9
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
31
KIDS
59
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Dana Reeve is an actress, singer, mother, wife, public speaker, volunteer, and activist. She lives in New York with her husband, son, visiting stepchildren, and adopted dog, Chamois.

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