"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
While many may have forgotten about him since he has had to remove himself from the work of the industry, to me, Michael J. Fox is a public figure who is an incredible hero of our time.
First off, I would have to say that the “Back To The Future” Trilogy has to be in the Top 5 of Trilogy’s, if not the top trilogy behind “Star Wars” (the first three from the 70′s and 80′s). While “The Matrix” Trilogy had the potential to be 2nd to Star Wars, the disappointing failures of “Reloaded” and “Revolutions” made them lose their place in line. Ya know, parts 2 and 3 were so bad, they made the original “Matrix” less memorable than it was.
The Back To The Future Trilogy was so well written and so well executed, that there will never be another like it in history. And the best part of the films, is Michael J. Fox. Michael has been one of the few people in the industry where he stayed an all around genuine and good guy, so much so, that you can see it in his soul and in his eyes when he was even performing.
So needless to say, i too was very heartbroken when Michael was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 1991, and had to bow out from the industry. It is sad and tragic that his career was cut short due to this circumstance, when he clearly had so much more to give. But the heroic part of it all, is that Michael never let that break his stride. He continued to be a great husband to his wife Tracy Pollan and father to his four children, and decided to be a patriarch and a pioneer in the fight against Parkinsons. He has continued to do all he can to raise awareness, money for research, and to try and find a cure for the disease that has tried to take his joy.
Here he is seen with his daughter, Esme, at the Empire State Building in New York City. Michael lit the building Orange and White to raise awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research today, and it looks like Michael never let Parkinsons stop his stride
We love you Michael, we salute you, and we will always remember the man you’ve been, and the man you remain.
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