Smithsonian Supersnubs Reeve Family
The high-tech wheelchair in which Christopher Reeve spent his final years isn't good enough for the Smithsonian. According to the New York Post, when the Reeve fam offered the chair for display, the venerable institution put the brakes on the exchange, saying they wanted more, much more, to chronicle the Superman star's valiant fight. "We need the whole history of his experience," says the curator, who has since compiled a wish list, including Reeve's meds, exercise equipment, literature he collected and letters he wrote about his condition, "but never heard back" from the family. A rep for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation says they want the chair on display as tribute to "the most visible person with a spinal cord injury," but has balked at fulfilling the Smithsonian's shopping list.
Wed, Apr 11, 2007