[MSAR] Christopher Reeves....a fallen SUPERMAN...
tfinkle at erols.com
Tue Jan 31 18:05:02 EST 2006
Karen - Christopher Reeves had a C-3/C-4 spinal cord injury which
severed the nerves in the upper part of his neck (not the back). He was
paralyzed from the neck down and could not breath on his own and for the
most part of his life after the accident, he needed breathing
assistance from a machine.
You are correct that no hard hat (or riding helmet) would have prevented
that type of injury, however, a helmet does protect the skull and
reduces head and brain trauma. When brain trauma occurs from those
types of an injury, many accident victims must remain on life support
until the plus is pulled.
TROT-SAR Mounted Team
State of Maryland
Karen Nesbitt wrote:
>CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG! Chris Reeves, diagnosed from a fall from horseback, suffered severe back injuries effecting his SPINE. No hard hat in the world would have prevented that.
> Karen Nesbitt
> Illinois - Unaffiliated.
> (He was parallized from the waist down...due to damages to his spine, not his brain.)
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