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In this week’s issue of Closer Weekly, Christopher Reeve’s son Will Reeve shares how the big-screen hero didn’t let paralysis prevent him from being a great father.
Will was only two-years-old when his father, Christopher, was paralyzed in a 1995 equestrian accident. But the Superman star still helped his youngest child learn to live life without training wheels.
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“He taught me how to ride a bike, just by telling me,” Will, 24, told Closer at a recent Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation benefit in NYC.
Will with his late parents, Christopher and Dana Reeve. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“He couldn’t physically help me ride a bike, because he was in a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him and me from having one of the quintessential father-son experiences," he says.
“He told me to put my trust in him,” Will explains. “I did, and I succeeded.”
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A dozen years after Christopher’s death at the age of 52, his lessons continue to guide Will and his siblings, Matthew Reeve, 37, and Alexandra Reeve, 33. The two older kids are from their father’s relationship with longtime love Gae Exton.
All three children continue to honor his legacy. Alexandra named her now-one-year-old son Christopher, while Matthew became a father last summer.
For the full story on Will and Christopher Reeve, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!
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