Will Christopher Reeve Walk Again?

Spinal injury once meant a lifetime in a wheelchair. Down the road, many of the paralyzed will be on their feet

You can't see the tiny injury between the first and second vertebrae of Christopher Reeve's neck, and even if you could, it wouldn't look like much. But Reeve is always aware of the little wound. Ever since he sustained it in a 1995 riding accident, the actor best known for playing Superman has had virtually no movement or sensation below the neck and has been largely dependent on a ventilator to breathe.

Reeve, however, doesn't plan to stay that way. On Sept. 25, 2002, his 50th birthday, he hopes to rise to his feet, lift a glass and toast the people...

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