The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkison's Research
People sometimes veer into their own legacy after being blindsided by fate. Michael J. Fox is one of those people. Diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991 at age 30, he spent the next seven years working as an actor and keeping his condition secret from everyone except those closest to him.
[more via Time 100]
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