Posted • Following a tough year of breaks and recovery, Michael J. Fox is reflecting on broken bones, losing his mother and staying optimistic in this year's Kindness Issue.
The beloved star — who has helped raise more than a billion and a half dollars for Parkinson's research through his foundation since his 1991 diagnosis with the disease — will soon receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Oscar recognizing outstanding philanthropic efforts, at the Governors Awards on Nov. 19. In the background, though, he has been quietly navigating another challenging chapter. His mother, Phyllis, died in September at the age of 92, and the past year has brought with it a cascade of frustrating new injuries.
But as he leaves this difficult year behind, Fox appears more determined than ever to put the spotlight back on a new chapter of possibilities. "It's been a struggle, but I'm happy," he says. "I say that because I hope on some level people can find happiness in spite of what they're going through." 🙏 Tap the bio link for more on the star's recovery and pick up an issue on newsstands Friday. | 📷: