Michael J. Fox on Staying Positive After Terrible Loss: ‘She’d Never Add Up the Losses’

Michael J. Fox, a beloved actor and philanthropist, faced a life-altering challenge when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 29. Despite initially keeping it a secret, he later became a vocal advocate for Parkinson’s awareness.

Recently, he shared the passing of his mother, Phyllis, who influenced his optimistic outlook. Fox’s resilience stems from his upbringing in a military family, where adaptability was key. “If I can find a sliver of gratitude in anything I do or any situation I find myself in,” the actor reflects, “it can completely transform the circumstances and open the door to grace, to the possibility of something truly remarkable occurring.