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Lithgow flies to the aid at Superman's event

A little thing like a blizzard couldn't keep actor John Lithgow from raising money for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.

He simply had to take a slight detour — through Texas — to get from his home in Los Angeles to Vail, Colo.

Last week's snowstorm shut down the Denver airport so he had to plot an alternate route, flying through Dallas and eventually landing at Eagle, about 30 miles west of Vail. He arrived in plenty of time to play host to the foundation's "Hope in Motion" weekend.

"Chris asked me personally to come and I couldn't say yes fast enough. I found out early on that Denver was going to be a hopeless case so I got rerouted to the Eagle airport," Lithgow said.

"Chris has turned tragedy into a story of triumph. I hadn't talked to him for a couple of years when he called. The difference is amazing. His voice is getting so much stronger," he said.