Despite the horrible reality he now has to live with, Sheen wrote that he doesn’t think of his disease as a curse anymore, rather as a way to better himself and help others. His father, Martin Sheen, also turned to philanthropy, and during one of his recent charity endeavors, he opened up about his son’s struggles.
Us Weekly caught up with Martin Sheen at a human rights event benefiting the nonprofit organization The People Concern. The 78-year-old revealed that his fight for the homeless has a connection to his son’s struggles, as it made him more understanding. He said: