Better breathing through implants

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posted on Mar, 13 2003 @ 09:34 AM
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Actor Christopher Reeve, paralyzed since he broke his neck in a riding accident more than 8 years ago, has undergone a minor surgery to help him breathe on his own without a respirator.

Respirators were the nightmare devices of the 1950's and 1960's polio epidemics; huge tubes where machines kept your lungs going while isolating your body from everything. This lung assist device is something fairly new; Reeve will be the 12th person to have the implant.

In a sense, he's making himself a guinea pig for a lot of disabled people. He's still famous, still (apparently) wealthy and can afford and obtain help. And I don't think he's ever lost hompe.

Story link here:
story.news.yahoo.com... l=story2&cid=502&ncid=716&e=7&u=/ap/20030313/ap_on_en_mo/reeve_operation




posted on Mar, 15 2003 @ 11:35 AM
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In my book, his courage in the face of adversity & his hope that life can be made better than what fate has dealt out & his efforts to make it so is what really makes him a Superman...



posted on Mar, 16 2003 @ 11:37 PM
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I think his wife is an incredibly strong woman, think about it.



posted on Mar, 16 2003 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
In my book, his courage in the face of adversity & his hope that life can be made better than what fate has dealt out & his efforts to make it so is what really makes him a Superman...



Very well put MD!

I think he can be an inspiration to all of us and make people realize that they shoudn't take for granted all the simple everyday things we do. He really is a "Superman", and as MK said, credit his wife for sticking by his side.



posted on Mar, 17 2003 @ 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by MKULTRA

I think his wife is an incredibly strong woman, think about it.


No kidding! A big buncha "thumbs up!" for her, too!





 
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