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Perry Cross: "My claim to fame… I was the man who taught Superman to fly again!"

Perry Cross: "My claim to fame… I was the man who taught Superman to fly again!"

Update: 2021-03-09
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Tim Gilbert speaks with the inspiring Perry Cross, who made it his mission to carry on from Superman actor Christopher Reeve’s mission to find a cure for paralysis. Suffering the same injury as Reeve, Cross shares his incredible story travelling overseas to meet Reeve, and ultimately advising Reeve on how to fly (At that time quadriplegics couldn’t fly due to the logistics). Cross discusses how he overcame many unexpected obstacles in his life, which led him to founding the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation.

After surviving a devastating accident whilst playing rugby union, his core goal in life became  to inspire others to achieve. Becoming a C2 quadriplegic in 1994, just one year prior to Christopher Reeve sustaining the same injury, has allowed him to become one of the world’s most lauded motivational speakers and one of very few who rely on a life support machine to function.  He has been heralded as an exception role model for overcoming the odds to succeed and overcome what appeared to be insurmountable odds. Established in 2010, the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has one clear vision - to find a cure for paralysis.  

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Perry Cross: "My claim to fame… I was the man who taught Superman to fly again!"

Perry Cross: "My claim to fame… I was the man who taught Superman to fly again!"

Tim Gilbert