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For Christopher, one of the most dispiriting elements of his condition was seeing others who were not physically paralyzed, but were nonetheless mentally paralyzed.

"He felt…he was doing more sitting completely still, having a machine breathe for him, than many people do that get stuck," Dana says. "They get stuck…and life is hard. It's full of a lot of challenges and difficulties and it's hard not to be self-pitying or to get stuck or be afraid or say I can't do it."
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FROM: Dana Reeve's First Interview Since Christopher's Death
Published on February 16, 2005

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