Can you guess who my favorite hero is? Here is a hint. He said these words: “I am here to fight for truth, justice and the American way.” Did you guess?
Okay. Here is another hint: “He was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” Did you guess? Yup, it’s Superman.
Do you know why Superman is my hero? Well, it is for a few reasons.
In the movies and comic books, Superman took care of people who were being bullied by the mean people. He made sure that justice was served and he didn’t ever want credit. He kept his good deeds a secret. Superman just wanted to do what was right by helping those who needed help and justice.
Christopher Reeve was the actor who played Superman so brilliantly in the movies. Christopher Reeve was a very handsome man whose life went from playing Superman to living as a quadriplegic. After a horseback riding accident, Christopher Reeve needed a wheelchair and a machine to help him breath for the rest of his life but he still believed it and achieved it!
I want to be like Christopher Reeve because I respect who he was, what he did and what he is still doing. He created a foundation that helps people with spinal cord injuries.
Christopher Reeve is the real Superman even more than the character he played. Do you know why? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s because he had a way positive attitude, courage and kindness.
That hero of mine took what life handed him and made the most of it. He didn’t feel sorry for himself. He just turned those old lemons into lemonade just like I am trying to do.
I wish I could have met Christopher Reeve in person because I love him and all that he accomplished.
I know that he would have loved me too if he had met me. Don’t you agree?