Comments: NBC's Today exploits Reeve to benefit Kerry

MH: I love your site if I haven't already told you that yet and I respect the way you come across. Yes, I know they've been using Chris Reeve's death as a reason to vote for John Kerry; it's sickening. First of all, stem cell research would not have made a difference to Christopher Reeve - his brain stem was dead and every function of his body was handled by machines but even with the brain stem death, his lasting this long only happened because he was so rich. I lost respect for the man a long time ago and I happen to be an extremely disabled person on disability, critically ill, and dirt poor now so it always pissed me off that this man who had so much money, slowly dying (Mattie Stephanic comes to mind here but in a more compassionate mode) saying this should happen when doctors, because of law suits and whatnot, do not want to deal with someone as high risk as me, who is on Medicare and Medicaid. I don't count; I have no money. They forget I'm a human being too. If people want to honor Chris Reeve, then they should honor they neighbors and do for those who can't do for themselves. Voting Democrat and voting for Kerry is not going to change that and he is using it to build momentem; it offends me.

Keep up the good work.

~C

Posted by firstbrokenangel at October 11, 2004 11:00 PM
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