Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why Michael J. Fox?

What a great guy...Michael J. Fox. Funny. Smart. Easy on the eyes. Dedicated husband and father.

So why did this thing, Parkinson's disease, happen to HIM of all people?

I don't know. (Yep, a theme's emerging here at Basic Black Blog ... I don't know much.)

I do know this. This thing has taken much from him and his family, this thing that in his own words has turned Fox into a "human whirligig."

This thing does that to people...Often it also turns more than their bodies into whirligigs. It grabs every conceivable aspect of their lives and spins it out of control.

Sometimes people afflicted with life-changing illness become bitter and closed-off from the world. But sometimes people still find humor and seek ways to make a difference...

Clearly we see the direction this actor has chosen. Why Michael J. Fox?

ABC special "Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist,” aires 9:00 p.m. Thursday


Teresa M Burrell said...

I have so much respect for this man. What courage he possesses and he definitely is a "fox".

Eileen Williams said...

Oh, Diana, thanks so much for reminding me of that special. It's one I'll want to see for sure.
Yes, Michael's courage and indomitable spirit are amazing and his wife is more than incredible herself.
My sister-in-law was diagnosed with the disease last year and I know she and my brother will be watching as well.

Diana Black said...

Oh, Eileen...I hope your sister-in-law will benefit from research now being done...My heart to her ...

And yes, Michael's wife, Tracy, is AMAZING!!!