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What does Reeve miss more than he can say?
He misses spontaneity, action, and adventure more than he can say.
What is the author's van full of and where is it parked?
The van is full of ramps, oxygen tanks, and emergency supllies. Ti is parked where the horse trailer used to be.
What was the most frequently asked question in Reeve's interviews? How did he answer it?
'What is a hero?' is the most popular question. He responded that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences.
What is Reeve's definition of a hero now?
Now his definition of a hero is 'an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.'
What picture does Reeve keep with him at UVA and Kessler?
-Reeve kept a picture of the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl.
What has Reeve done that he considers 'climbing up the steps?' What has happened to Reeve that he considers 'falling backwards'?
- He has appeared at the Oscars, the Democratic Convention, has directed a film, written a book, and traveled extensively in his climb.

-He considers his eleven hospitalizations for various health problems as falling backwards?
What does Reeve believe is the most difficult lesson he's learned from all of this?
-he has to give when what he really wants to do is take.
What probably would have happened if Reeve had landed with his head slightly more to the right?
-He probably would have been bruised not paralyzed.
What has replaced the horse trailer next to Reeve's barn?
-A van with ramps, oxygen tanks, and emergency supplies
Today, what is Reeve's definition of a hero?
-An ordinary person who perseveres in the face of enormous obstacles
Whas has Reeve not done for his son, Will, in over three years?
-Given him a hug
Autobiography
-written by the subject himself
First-Person point of view
-the narrator uses pronouns such as I, we, and us
Autobiography and Biography
-The story of a person's life
First person point of view
-Reeve's story is written from this point of view.
Third person point of view
-Uses pronouns -- he, they, and her
Point of view
-the vantage point from which a story is told.
First-Person point of view
-the narrator uses the pronouns I and we and is part of or a witness to the action.
Third-person point of view
-the narrator is outside of the action

-uses pronouns -- he, she, it, and they
Sustain
-Bear or withstand
Cherish
-Hold dear, treasure
Devastate
-overwhelm with grief, destroy violently
Spontaneity
-voluntary or undertermined action or movement
Cordon
-form a protective or restrictive barrier
glib
-marked by ease and informality, nonchalant
Mythical
-having qualities suitable to myth
Incapacitate
-become incapable or disabled
construct
-something constructed by the mind, concept
Instinctive
-prompted by natural instinct or spontaneity
Visceral
-felt deeply in the heart, not intellect.