Posted by James Kelly on May 11, 1999 at 19:58:56:
In Reply to: Dream of Christopher Reeves posted by Diane on February 15, 1999 at 06:36:26:
Dear Mr. Reeves:
Like you, I'm afflicted by SCI and am determined to refuse to accept this "change of life" as permanent. I applaud both your defiant spirit, as well as your strength in becoming a lamp of hope to many, rather than retreat into a pit of personal despair.
In eagerly scanning the Net for the latest updates in research, I'm struck by disturbing inconsistancies. Likewise, I find "alternative" or sketchy treatments highly dubious. (I approached a "faith" healer soon after my discharge who assured me I was curable. However, after consulting with her astral advisor, named Bob, she changed my prognosis. She said she couldn't heal me, but if I was a dead chicken she could bring me back to life. Just my luck to be a man when she was running a special on chickens!)
Nevertheless, I'm not selling or asking for anything. I have some ideas regarding ways of hastening the day when concrete treatments backed by respected researchers will be begin to breath life into paralysed limbs. I'd like to present these thoughts for your consideration and opinion. If you're interested, please contact me at OldDrooler@aol.com and leave an e-mail address which I will use at your direction. Thank you.
Sincerely, Jim Kelly
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