The brilliant boxing star is perhaps the most famous Parkinson’s disease patient. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1984 at the age of 42.
Also known as PD, Parkinson’s disease is termed as a disorder of the central nervous system which is known to derogate the patient from motor skills, speech and other body functions. Parkinson’s disease is a part of movement disorders.
Michael J. Fox is the boyish Canadian-American actor, author and voice over artist who rose to stardom with the 1980s TV show ‘Family Ties’, followed by the blockbuster ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy. After being diagnosed with the disease in 1991, he became a public advocate for Parkinson’s disease research.