Michael J. Fox is in the Museum of Caring because he started a foundation and brought awareness to Parkinson's disease! The name of his foundation is called the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's research.
Watch my video on Michael J Fox.
An interview with Michael J Fox.
This is Michael J Fox when he first started school.
Michael J. Fox was born Michael Andrew Fox in Edmonton, Alberta. His birthday is June 9, 1961 (He later adopted the "J" as an homage to legendary character actor Michael J. Pollard.) His parents are William and Phyllis Fox. He has 1 brother and 3 sisters. Like most Canadian kids, Fox loved hockey and dreamed of a career in the National Hockey League. In this picture he is playing baseball. When he got older he found out that he could be a great actor and ended up filming for Back to the future 1, 2 & 3.
One of the parts from Back to the future 1.
Parkinson's disease affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. Normally, these nerve cells make an important chemical called dopamine. Dopamine sends signals to the part of your brain that controls movement. It lets your muscles move smoothly and do what you want them to do. When you have Parkinson's, these nerve cells break down. Then you no longer have enough dopamine, and you have trouble moving the way you want to. Parkinson's is progressive, which means it gets worse over time. But usually this happens slowly, over many years. And there are good treatments that can help you live a full life.
In this photo Michael J Fox is with his wife Tracy Poland!