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50 Celebrities Who Are Battling Chronic Illnesses That You Won’t Believe

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Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox rose to superstardom with the Back to the Future trilogy, which has now become a popular culture phenomenon. Years after the final Back to the Future movie came out, Fox opened up about his struggles with Parkinson’s Disease, a condition that impacts nerve cells and affects muscle and speech functions. In 1998, he appeared in Congress to talk about the disease. Since then, he has been actively making investments to spread awareness and encourage research to find a cure for the condition. Through the Michael J. Fox Foundation, he has donated more than $800 million for medical research.

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