Christopher Reeve’s Family Pays Tribute to Robin Williams : People.com

Back in 1995, Christopher Reeve told Barbara Walters that he “wanted to die” after he was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident. Reeve’s wife even told him that if he wished to “pull the plug,” that they would “find a way to do that.” She added: “But you’re still you. And we love you.”

Later, after she left, Reeve was lying alone in the hospital with his “dark thoughts.”

Suddenly, a doctor walked into Reeve’s hospital room and yelled “Turn over!” The surprised Reeve uttered “What?” – he was paralyzed, and clearly couldn’t turn over. But again the doctor repeated, “Turn over!”

Reeve was about to call a nurse, when he realized that this was no doctor. This was Robin Williams — his old friend from Julliard.

And at that moment, Reeve started to laugh. He later told Walters, “I knew then: if I could laugh, I could live.”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/How-Robin-Williams-inspired-Christopher-Reeve-to-embrace-life/articleshow/40118148.cms

Christopher Reeve's Family Pays Tribute to Robin Williams : People.com.

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