Thursday, April 02, 2009

Michael J. Fox talks Parkinson's on Oprah

Michael J. Fox has been a crowd favorite since his days on the popular series 'Family Ties'. I love him because of his tireless, spirited advocacy for those with Parkinson's Disease, a diagnosis Fox received at the height of his fame eighteen years ago.  The actor appeared on Oprah this week and spoke candidly about his disability, how it has impacted his personal/family life, and about his new book "Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist." He's an inspiration to anyone fighting the challenges of a complex disability, and a great example to all as to how to keep family strong and unified on even the toughest days.

Michael J. Fox is a great teacher.

Read the Oprah show transcript here
Catch an excerpt of Michael's new book here
For more on Parkinson's Disease, "a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60," visit: the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

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