One of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, Pope John Paul II, pontiff of the Catholic Church, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 73.
A symbol of hope and an icon to millions of people, the first lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, Nancy Davis Reagan, trudged into the political world with her undying sense of responsibility, elegance and dedication. An actor by profession, this graceful lady became a household name after becoming a resident of The White House. Her breast cancer diagnosis raised a national awareness of the disease.
One of the most influential people in American music history, Johnny Cash is one of the world’s most listened to artists. His diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 1997 left many shocked.
Sight problems is an issue that affects many people the world over. Thanks to modern technology, a simple operation with a laser can permanently correct a person’s vision within a matter of a few minutes.