Michael J. Fox Interview w/ Sanjay Gupta Was Excellent!

If you missed it, there are portions from last night’s inspirational interview with Michael J. Fox about his Parkinson’s  Disease (PD) on YouTube. I am hoping that the Fox Foundation will have the entire interview on their site at http://www.michaeljfox.org. The interview was by far the most candid, poignant, philosophical, in-depth, investigation of Michael’s fervor for life and a cure that I have seen. I always respected, appreciated, and knew about his dedication to curing PD, but it this interview was one of his best, in my humble opinion. I found his spirit and passion to be invigorating and contagious.

As someone with PD, I identify with Michael: both of us are not too far apart in age (he is almost 6 years older), both of us were diagnosed in our 20’s, both of us get dyskinetic when we are stressed (like interviews) and both of us are trying to make a difference in the world of Parkinson’s.  I identify and completely support and respect the mission and inspiration of Michael J. Fox and his foundation’s work. I encourage you to support the work that they are doing financially or through their Team Fox fundraising events. Go to his site for more information and get on his foundation’s  mailing list. I hope that you will share this information with others and educate them about PD.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on October 1, 2010, in Education & Support, Media & Trends and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hello – The interview is now posted on the homepage of michaeljfox.org.

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