9. Michael J Fox: Parkinson’s Disease
Michael J. Fox is a Canadian American actor, author, producer, activist and voice-over artist. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1999. He semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease became more severe. Most people aren’t diagnosed with this debilitating disease until their 50s. Parkinson’s is a disorder of the brain that progressively worsens and causes the characteristic tremors, difficulty walking and effects on movement and coordination.