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wheelchair. Reeve describes how it once felt to lie in a hospital bed at two o’clock in the morning, alone and unable to move and thinking
that daylight would never come. His voice is clear and strong, but he needs to pause for breath after every few words. He thanks the crowd
for its support and confesses that their warm response is one reason he appears at these events; it helps to keep his spirits up. He donates the
speaking fees to groups that conduct spinal cord research.
“I’ve had to leave the physical world,” Reeve says. A stillness falls upon the arena; the place is silent during every pause. “By the time I
was twenty-four, I was making millions,” he continues. “I was pretty pleased with myself… I was selfish and neglected my family… Since my
accident, I’ve been realizing… that success means something quite different.” Members of the audience start to weep. “I see people who
achieve these conventional goals,” he says in a mi...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08