Growing up, I had a lot of problems. From my first day of kindergarten all the way up until high school people were cruel to me for no reason. All through elementary school I was picked on and bullied just because the other kids thought I would be funny. And to make things worse my sister would continue it when I got home. For years I felt alone and isolated from other kids. Even the friends I had thought I was weird.
Then I remember watching the first Spider-Man movie and remembering how happy it made me feel. Looking at this nerdy/loser guy gaining powers and becoming a superhero. It gave me a bit of hope that I could be something better.
The year Christopher Reeve died, I became so interested in why people loved this man so much. And the more I looked into it, the more I understood why people look up to him as more than just the man who played superman. He was not only my childhood hero from then on out, he made me believe that even despite being physically held down you could still do great things. Christopher Reeve was Superman to me. If it weren’t for him being such a great man and giving this hopeless kid a new perspective on life, I don’t know if I would be here
Like the character of superman, I lost one of my parents. And it was then that I truly felt alone and isolated. No one around me could understand that. Since then I still live my life the way Christopher Reeve did. Doing my best to live day to day, be a good person, and give people reason to keep going even if the world around them is holding them down. This is why he has been and always will be Superman to me