Michael J. Fox On His Parkinson’s Disease And Lessons He Learned From Living With The Condition
December 26, 2017 12:46 By Fabiosa
World favorite actor, Michael J. Fox, never thought he would be diagnosed with such unpleasant thing as Parkinson’s disease. After a long and complicated treatment, the actor shares some important lessons he’s learned from his condition.
Michael J. Fox about his journey with Parkinson’s
The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 while filming in Doc Hollywood. Later, Michael confessed it was a true shock for him to find out about his condition. Parkinson’s mostly affects elderly people, but the fate is an unpredictable thing.
The Back to the Future star has several classic symptoms, including tremors, stiffness of the limbs, difficulty walking, and depression. Over the next two years, the disease was progressing. Along with a limited capacity to move his arms and legs, Fox also experiences a decreased ability to move the muscles of his face.
Fox found the strength not to give up and fight the disease. Today, the actor talks about the importance of staying optimistic and shares the lessons he’s learned from living with the condition.
I’ve learned an exercise that will prolong my ability to operate positively in the world," Fox. It helps me think - the physical motion creates intellectual motion.
Michael set up his “Michael J. Fox Foundation”, which aims to help people living with Parkinson's disease. The star believes that optimism is a key to battling the condition.
I hate when people say, ‘You’re giving them false hope’. To me, hope means optimism.
Michael J. Fox didn’t step back before the disease. He managed to find the strength to move on and inspire other patients with Parkinson’s to never lose hope.