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Monday, July 28, 2003

Christopher Reeve visiting Israel

Found this at a website I never saw before (imagine that!) -- Israel 21c -- a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, dedicated to informating Americans about Israel, beyond the conflict. If you get there before they update their homepage, you can see and read Boulder's own Moshe ha'Levi, Matt Finberg: "Price to pay for democracy."
Calling Israel the "world center" for research on paralysis treatment, Christopher Reeve set off for his first visit to the country this week.

Over the course of his visit, Reeve will learn about Israeli advancements in the field of stem cell research related to paralysis and spinal cord injuries.

The theater and film actor who portrayed 'Superman', suffered a horseback-riding accident in 1995 during an equestrian event which left him paralyzed from the neck down.

"I am looking forward to visiting Israel to learn more about their cutting edge paralysis research as well as their approaches to addressing the quality of life of those living with paralysis," said Reeve. "Israel is the center of some of the world's leading research related to paralysis. There are many new therapies in the pipeline as well as care strategies being employed that may also benefit millions of people around the world living with paralysis. This includes therapies derived from stem cell research."