Michael Andrew Fox, (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox starred in the Back to the Future trilogy, where he portrayed Marty McFly. In addition, we won five Emmys, four Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, at age 29, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. Fox semi-retired from acting in 2000 as the symptoms of his disease worsened.
There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
~Michael J. Fox
Michael is an inspiration to anyone going through extreme difficulties or set-backs. Instead of viewing his disease as the end of his usefulness, he chooses to learn from the experience.
None of our losses, disappoints or holes are ‘vacuums’ when you chose to see them as a vehicle for growth and learning.
Next time you start to feel sorry for yourself in any circumstance, remember Michael — and be a survivor instead!
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