By Ingrid Floyd
JAMIE REIGLE, A CLEVELAND, Ohio, resident, is no ordinary Superman memorabilia collector. He’s a bit superhuman, in a way like Superman. Reigle was a paramedic for several years, coming to the rescue of others—until one day an 18-wheeler hit the ambulance he was driving and rolled on top of it. Reigle, who was crushed inside the ambulance, received massive injuries, and for the next two years he recovered in rehabilitation. Later, he experienced other medical problems and spent four months in the ICU. The hospital chaplain even visited Reigle to give him his last rites because nobody thought he would live.
But he did.
Even today, Reigle must take medication and is in pain, but he is facing the issues with the same tenacity and courage he showed in the ambulance and 18-wheeler collision.
Reigle has Superman’s heart in his desire to help others. He has involved himself in and led many fundraisers, including one for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.