After 11 years of having Parkinson’s, it still amazes me when people ask me if I know Michael J. Fox. It’s like Parkinson’s patients have our own secret club. No, I have not had the honor of meeting Mr. Fox. I also have not met Muhammad Ali, Linda Ronstadt, George H. W. Bush, Alan Alda, Neil Diamond or Jessie Jackson. Well, I actually met Rev. Jackson earlier this year. No, it was not a secret meeting between Parkinson’s patients.
Even though I have not met Michael J. Fox, I would encourage everyone to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. They are doing some amazing work. ~OC