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April 9, 2009

TONIGHT: Michael J. Fox (we mean it this time)

Posted: 06:35 AM ET

MJ Fox

Note:  Due to breaking news last night, we have rescheduled our interview with the always terrific Michael J. Fox.  It will air TONIGHT – tune in to see it!

Larry taped the interview with Michael J. Fox. As Larry would say, if you don't get inspired by this, check your pulse.

They talk about living with Parkinson's, how simple tasks like brushing your teeth become very tough and how he maintains his optimism.  Also, Michael tells Larry the one place he went recently that made him feel remarkably better.

CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE INTERVIEW, and tune in tonight to watch in its entirety!

Interested in an alternate view?  Check out an Exclusive LKL Blog response to Micheal J. Fox from former LKL guest and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada HERE!

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hugh ~ california   April 8th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

Dear Larry,
Maybe if these preachers on your show lately would lighten up on the stem-cell issue, in the near future researchers could discover a cure for parkinsons disease and Mr. Fox and others would be cured. Forgive my bluntness, but prayer is not the answer–action is the answer!

I've always admired Michael J. Fox. I truly wish him good health, and all the best that life can give offer.


Joni Eareckson Tada   April 8th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Larry... I'm a quadriplegic who is a strong supporter of adult stem cell research - in fact, I've been on your show several times addressing this subject. I'm curious as to why Michael J. Fox has so little to say about the recent advancements using induced pluripotent stem cells from adult tissues. What's his view on these new stem cells which are currently being used in developing successful therapies?


Tonisha Fortune   April 8th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

June 13, 1995

My cousin and I were staying over at our grandparents' home for the summer while our parents worked. Having too much time on our hands, and of course being totally bored out of our minds we decided to sneak off to snoop and dig. Their home was larger than what we lived in, it had four nice bedrooms with large closets, two hallway bathrooms, and three living areas (talk about fun playing hide and go seek).

Our great-grandmother lived in the back room, and she puffed away on her Five Brothers tobacco filled pipe at the ripe age of one hundred years old. We quietly snuck into the room across from hers, which was once shared by our mothers' way back when they were children. In the closet we found a yellowing wedding gown that my cousin mother wore, and we both took turns putting it on while modeling in front of the mirror.

As we started to dig through the closet, my cousin spotted an old dirty box with the plastic still sealed never being opened. We noticed a little piece of Christmas paper attached to what appeared to be some sort of board game. We both savagely opened the box, and read the word "OUJI" on the cover, not even knowing if we were saying it right. Our mothers must have thrown the present in their closet back in the sixties, and just forgot about it. We said to each other, while laughing hysterically at the thought.

I waited patiently while my cousin figured out the instructions, and then told me what to do with my hands. She said, "Tonisha, we both put our hands softly on this dial and then ask a question. The cursor thingy will move all by itself through the Spirit World, and answer us." I felt fearful for a second, but then I realized that it was only a game and she would probably be moving it to the answers anyway. We argued for a while, trying to decide what to ask for our first question. Finally, we decided on saying, "Hello, is anyone there?" Slowly the cursor moved to yes. After we questioned each other for a minute to see if either one of us moved it there, we concluded that we didn't therefore the board was magically powerful with Spirits.

All that day we continued to ask questions, and we were told the names of our Husbands, the number of children we were going to have, it also said that we would both be extremely wealthy one day, and on and on. It told me that I was going to marry a man named Dale, and my cousin would marry someone named Kevin. She went through four Kevin's before that happened, and my husband name is Delgraco however he always went by Del. When I looked back at my high school senior book, I saw that the day a met him I wrote in there that I had just met "Dale" not knowing how he spelled his name. Just about everything good we ever wanted was foretold by this OUJI board. After a while I got bored by the game, so I went to sleep.

The next morning my cousin was up playing with the board all by her self and she looked deeply disturbed. She told me that she had been up all night talking to a little boy named Adam, and he was only six years old. He had told her that he was killed by a bad man, and he wanted his mommy and daddy to come get him from this cold place. Her hands were shaking on the board, so I then placed my hands on hers and then the cursor took off moving at speed we could not control all over the board. As it stopped on a letter, we formed word after word from the messages the spirits on the other side were sending. Then several other spirits were coming through, and some of them were cussing and saying ugly things. The little boy she was talking to came back through and said that he was actually seventeen and he had killed himself with a bottle of his mother's pain pills. They were playing games, and tricking us.

I was ready to throw the game away, and when I told my cousin that she got frightened and said, "They told me to never get rid of this game, or else they would kill me." She was terrified, so I boxed up the game, wrapped it in newspaper, and plastic before I hid it under the bed without telling her. We had some horrible nights; I am talking about seeing ghosts, and screaming out in terror from nightmares until our parents finally came to remove us from our grandparents haunted house.

To insure that no one else would have to endure the horror that we suffered through, I took the board home with me secretly planning to throw it in the dumpster behind our apartment complex. The spirits not only followed me, they somehow knew all about how I was going to discard them into waste management. That night I placed the board in my closet, and went to sleep.

Not too long after I closed my eyes, I heard strange noises coming from inside of my closet. I was too afraid to look in that direction and I remember thinking to myself how I should have closed that closet door before I laid down. I slowly tipped my head out from under my covers, and to my horror I saw what seemed to be hundreds of glowing, green, transparent, alien shaped figures starring back at me.

I could not move my body, and as I lay on my back panic emerged so fiercely that I felt like my heart was going to explode inside of me. I closed my eyes, and I could hear myself screaming on the top of my lungs even though no sounds came from me. I kept the lids of my eyes shut as tightly as I could, and I started to pray in my head and hope that I was having a nightmare that soon I would wake up from. I opened my eyes, and saw them all around my bed. They were coming nonstop from the closet, filling my room until there was no more room for air. I blacked out, and remembered nothing else from that night.

When I woke up in the morning the first thought I had was of the OUJI board, and I quickly took it out of the closet to throw it in the dumpster. It just so happen to be trash day, and right when I threw it in the Waste Management trucks came to empty the dumpster. I felt relieved, and then I looked up at the sky. Everything seemed new, but strangely old at the same time. I started to notice the sky, and the way it seemed to flow like ripples upwardly to the dome of the Earth. My eyes now saw straight into the Spirit World, and I saw souls like seeds of semen constantly coming in and out of the Earth. I even heard them whisper songs to me, and I felt at peace while I gazed without having a desire to ever blink my eyes.

I remembered the green, glowing, alien formed spirits from the night before, but I had no fear of them anymore. My soul knew them personally, and I saw that they were everywhere being invisible to the human eye without spiritual awareness. They did something to me that night that changed me forever, and I love them for it. I walk on in their presence to accomplish the mission set before me, to save the planet Earth from the destruction that the hands of men can bring to us all. I come in peace to bring you the love placed inside of me happily with glad tidings.


Deborah Chapman   April 8th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

My 24 year old son has Juvenile Huntingtons disease, whose symptoms are very similar to Parkinsons. He stays in very good spirits and is always smiling. We enjoy laughing with him, and not at him. Everyday tasks, like cutting his meat, walking, sitting down without missing the chair, eating without choking, shaving....these are very difficult but he has learned to not be afraid to ask for help. He keeps us all humble.


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 8th, 2009 3:52 pm ET

@ Tonisha Fortune April 8th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Please refrain from your boring copied & pasted 1995 life manuscript. We are NOT interested nor intend to read any of it.

By the way, you have just used up all your blogging space for the rest of this year!


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 8th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

Michael J. Fox. ...................

My heart goes out to you in dealing with this catastrophic disease. You are a brilliant and passionate actor and stem-cell research advocate. It would be a privilege to donate stem-cells for your cause.

I am thrilled that Obama is a supporter of stem-cell research resulting in helping millions of people suffering!


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 8th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

CNN: Thank you for removing the 1995 manuscript!


Eileen   April 8th, 2009 8:51 pm ET

I hope that Mr. Michael J. Fox will use his skills to help those who do not cherish his same situation.


Eileen   April 8th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

Why should he not travel with his kids?


Eileen   April 8th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

Does Fox have the same optimism with this economical situation?


Thierry   April 8th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Larry,

I'm extremely disappointed that you would consider a boat being hijacked more important than Parkinson's disease that affects millions world wide. This is an event that affects a few. I hope that the captain is release, but, how does this impact the world?


Sandy   April 8th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I AM MAD THAT YOU DID NOT SHOW MICHAEL J. FOX TONIGHT. I WANTED TO SEE IT AND THEN YOU SHOW ABOUT PIRATES...I DON'T CARE ABOUT THEM............


Sandy   April 8th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I AM NOT EVER GOING TO WATCH LARRY KING AGAIN OR EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.....THANKS FOR NOTHOMG!!!!!!!


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 8th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Sandy ......... LOL


Jacque   April 8th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

How disappointing! I tuned in to see Michael J. Fox & get a story about pirates. No thanks.


Eileen   April 8th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

If other organization could emulate his work.


Eileen   April 8th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I meant organizations.


ds   April 8th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Dr. Laura,
While being with our children is top priority, so is meeting their needs financially. It is not an extravagance, it is a necessity many of us have dealt with over the years. It is true love to be there for them, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially.
Thank you though for supporting love, which is most important.
Sincerely,
DS


LB   April 8th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

When Michelle Obama said someone else she was not talking about hired help. Some children are being raised by a grandparent or stepmom or foster parent.


shirl   April 8th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I really missed Michael J Fox
He is one person I very much admire


John   April 8th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Bill The Baby Killer – The Cesspool resides in your mind. If the world you describe is what you see then pity is all you deserve.

Dodie from Irvine, CA – While I agree with your point of view you should realize you do not have proprietary interest over the Blog and cannot determine when someone else has used up their alloted time or space for comments. I note that you are a regular and perhaps you enjoy mixing it up with other Bloggers but being a regular does not make you an owner. Enough of telling people to Shut Up or Go Away, etc. if they don't agree with you. If everyone shared your point of view on every subject then you wouldn't have near as much enjoyment putting your own input into the discussion. Wouldn't that be boring then?


Will Drescher Youngstown, OH   April 9th, 2009 12:09 am ET

United Nations resolution to declare war against piracy in the region! Position an aircraft carrier for immediate retaliation!
But urge ships to hire private security to protect themselves and their cargo, this much is a cheap investment!


Marybeth Pallante   April 9th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Give us Moms at home some credit!!!! It is envy. I've been working since I was 16 to be able to stay at home when I became a Mom. Didn't work lets talk about the Men who don't want to work and take responsability for their families. OFCOURSE WE WANT TO STAY AT HOME BUT HOW DO WE DEAL WTH THE GUILT YOU ARE GIVING US


mimmy Loftin   April 9th, 2009 12:48 am ET

This woman is out of her mind and full of ego.
I was a stay at home mom for 22 years. I like 4 of my friends (all great mothers) are now Divorced and – without income. our skills in business and finance and creating income are lacking and still totally up in the air. 8 years later...today .there is still no financial stability or for seeable income for my friends or me. I was lucky to have some IRA funds. but as talented as I am, my not having earned income for over 20 years.. may take me down financially – as it all ready has for many now divorced after 20 year marriages.. of GREAT STAY AT HOME MOTHERS. SHE KNOWS NOT WHAT SHE SAYS.


Charles L. Johnson III   April 9th, 2009 1:01 am ET

I am a father who, after being seven years divorced, have never left his children behind. I know that women can and usually ARE the benerfactuer of failure (school, family values) of devoriced childern.

Sorry not 100 years of books, but I am a man of what is real for the values of family through the values of tough love.

Lorenzo


J Smith   April 9th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Maybe Dr. Laura needs to pay a little more attention to what's going on in the world when it comes to First Lady Michelle Obama. When Larry King and a caller asked her about Mrs. Obama, she acted as if she had never had of her. How does she expect anyone to read or believe anything in her book when she acts so ignorant concerning the first lady.


Corinna Rotz   April 9th, 2009 11:08 am ET

To Michael J. Fox, I wish you the best with your parkinsons. My father has had parkinsons for the past 8 years and is now 73 years old. Its very difficult to watch someone have their mind but their body cannot function adequately. Its been a difficult journey for me as an only child dealing with my father's condition. I applaud Obama for showing support with the stem cell research. I'm not sure it will help my father now but if there is some time in the future where folks don't need to deal with all of the parkinsons symtons on a day to day basis that would be wonderful and a geniune blessing.


Alba   April 9th, 2009 11:36 am ET

I would like to see tonight Michael J. Fox. I have two relatives with parkinson and I´m interested in knowing more about the disease.
I am going to be expecting the interview . Don´t change!


Alba   April 9th, 2009 11:37 am ET

I would like to see tonight Michael J. Fox. I have two relatives with parkinson and I´m interested in knowing more about the disease.
I am going to be expecting the interview . Don´t change!


Mari, Utah   April 9th, 2009 12:44 pm ET

Looking forward to Michael J. Fox, he is courageous to speak out on behalf of all those who are in need of cures, not only for Parkinson but for all the other maladies that plague us.

I believe that all those who oppose stem cell research, should not be allowed to benefit from the cures found!

Funny, about "Dr. Laura" not seeming to know about Mrs. Obama! "Dr. Laura" is a conservative, she would rather say nothing than applaud Mrs. Obama for leaving her career to raise her daughters!


kathryn USA   April 9th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

About Dr. Laura on Palin family scandal. I would like to say maybe
Dr. Laura knows what she is talking about on family and stay at home
mom's. Maybe she had to go through the same thing of not being at
home for her family. You know our children in their teen years can be
rebelious even if your a stay at home mom. You can't watch them 24 hrs.
a day.
Stop picking on Sara Pallin, she is a good person, parent and wife.
And you know what they say Dr. Laura " IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE".


Eileen   April 9th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

The thing is that Michael J. Fox has awaken the thurst to find a cure to a condtion and many other patients who do not have Parkinson, ask themselves. Why not my condition? The President is pushing for a cure for cancer but what about all other conditions.


ge   April 9th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

if diebetics sat around praying for anotherday to live instead taking insulin they would be dead


amb   April 9th, 2009 4:52 pm ET

My husband has Parkinson's and had tremors so bad for three years until we found a great Movement Disorder Neurologist. She adjusted his medication and started him on a new med that controls his tremors to the point that he can now drive (I drove him everywhere for 3 years), fix things around the house, is in good humor, etc. His main problem is balance – he knows he can't turn quickly or look up (Parkinson's patients tend to fall backwards). Also, there's much research that their own adult stem cells can be used for the Parkinson's patients with good results. Some of this news came out in a paper written in February 2009. I wonder why more people haven't heard/read aboutt his. Just google "adult stem cell research."


Joe G. (Illinois)   April 9th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

What is it that turns Hollywoodians or otherwise garden variety Celebritons into Geeze Wiz Kids of the higher Moral Aptitude? Can you tell me what we should expect to see about the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Snoop Doog etc, etc, etc? Are they going to be dictating the morality of our tomorrow?


amb   April 9th, 2009 5:19 pm ET

This is only part of an article on Parkinson’s Patient Helped by Adult Stem Cell Research- A Published Case Study
Posted 17 February, 2009 in Parkinson's Disease |
Due to advances in Adult Stem Cell research, Dr. Dennis Turner was helped by his own stem cells to treat his Parkinson’s Disease. Treated by Dr. Michael Levesque of NeuroGeneration, in 1999, Dr. Turner’s “motor scales improved by over 80% for at least 36 months.”

While the case of Dr. Dennis Turner has been well known for a long period of time, this is significant to some in that it finally appeared in a peer reviewed study published in a medical journal- Bentham Open Stem Cell Journal. Michael J Fox, are you reading this? A man suffering from Parkinson’s was helped by his own Adult Stem Cells. There are also other patients like Penny Thomas who have been helped with their Parkinson’s due to Adult Stem Cells outside of the United States.


Shameem   April 9th, 2009 7:16 pm ET

To Michael J. Fox: I was diagnosed with Parkinsons last year and I just turned 54. My biggest issue that I have been experiencing over the past few years are horrible internal tremors that I constantly have. I was wondering if Michael has those and how he deals with it if he does. Thank you!


vikas   April 9th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Larry:

I watch your program every day and have a question/ suggestion to you.

You have interviewed many senators, congressman, President-elect, president, vice presidents but have never asked one question important to millions of families in this country.

The Government is talking about comprehensive immigration reforms in this year or during next year. However, no one talks about reforms in legal immigration system of this country. People who came to this country years back are still waiting for their chance to obtain green card and they are really hurt when our government talks about honoring illegal immigrants who came to this great country in the middle of night, hiding from the board security personnel ahead of the people who came here legally.

My request would be to ask question to everyone who comes in your show – why a scientist, or a doctor has to wait for 10 years to get a green card when they came here on an invitation and they are contributing to this society. This is specifically true if they belong to India, China or other country.


Rainey   April 9th, 2009 7:28 pm ET

Michael, You have always been one of my favorite people. Thank you..Thank you for keeping up the fight! We need to here more from people like you.


Rainey   April 9th, 2009 7:32 pm ET

Larry, This has got to be a much more worthy show vs lasts nights book sales show. No I will not be in line to buy either of their books or tickets to Joels big show.


Hubert Lewis   April 9th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

I was listening to your show with 2 ministers, when you ask was the country deteriorating.
You only need look at yourself to find the answer. You dress like a 15 year old. Your show is not comedy. A nice suit would look better.
You took a young girl and made her sleep with a wrinkled old man just for money. ( some people call that prostitution). If you were an assembly worker do you honestly believe you would be married to her.
Bud
1716 Edmund Blvd
San Angelo TX 76901
1-325-942-5613


Hubert Lewis   April 9th, 2009 7:53 pm ET

Does anyone really believe Mrs. Obama is a stay-at-home. I haven't seen her stay home since being call to the White House. She just returned from a long trip. A good stay-at-home mom STAYS-AT-HOME and kisses the kids goodnight and gives them a cookie when they return home from school. Hiring it done is not a good Mon.


Dodie - Irvine California   April 9th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

Michael J. Fox

My heart goes out to you in dealing with this devastating illness. You are a passionate, tenacious and brilliant actor, and stem cell activist! . I admire your courage. It would be a privilege to donate stem cells for your cause. Thank You


Kelli from Tampa   April 9th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Michael is awesome isn't he?...an inspiration to us all.


jack   April 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Bless you Michael J. Fox, and thanks for all the work and attention you have brought to the cure for Parkinson's. Hope our new President will base his approach to health care on science and compassion rather than superstition and pandering to the rich.


Karla Clark   April 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

What a wonderful inspiration of life you are Michael J Fox! Thanks for all your advocacy of the disease and thanks for your incredible attitute on life!!! God speed!


Beverly Shields   April 9th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Michael,

You SO inspire us. Thank you for all you have done to bring this to light for those who are suffering with Parkinson's, or any other physical obstacle. You never give up or give in, and that is a great example for the world.


Robert   April 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael your an inspiration to us all. We love you


chris ter Stege   April 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Micheal, you are a inspiration to all, whether to Canadians or others abroad. Your determination and spirit are a inspiration to all. Love your attitude! Take care and God Bless!


Lisa   April 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Michael, I'm proud of you. Keep fighting.


danielkbrantley   April 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Teen Wolf and Back to the Future are my favorite movies of all time. Thank you for those films and for keeping up the good fight.


The Stone family   April 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

We are so proud of you and we love you so much. You are such an inspiration for LIFE


Millions   April 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Michael, you're lucky, you can afford the treatment. Millions of Americans can't.


Johnny L.   April 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Michael, your still my favorite actor! I LOVE BACK 2 THE FUTURE!


Christy from Toronto   April 9th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Michael, how do you help your children cope with your illness?

Your outlook is inspiring. You can teach people to be truly grateful for life, no matter what they face every day. Every day is a gift that should be cherished.


Ashley   April 9th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Michael, Thank you for supporting stem cell research. My sister suffered a subdural hematoma and stroke at 15 years old could greatly benefit.


Susan   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Ten minutes listening to Michael J Fox and my outlook on life is transformed.


Melanie   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Michael – I am a big fan! Stem cell research as long as not embryonic.


sara locke   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Micheal J Fox is a hero of mine, he has always been one of my favorite actors, but i truly became a fan after i read his book my senior year in high school. during that time i was going though a lot of hard things in my life and Micheal's book helped me to get though it. Now whenever something bad or unexpected happens in my life i think if Micheal can be optimistic and move on with his life than i can too. I think Micheal is a Inspiration and i hope one day to meet him so i can thank him for all he has done for me and so many others he has never met.


Carly   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I hope it will not be long now until they cure Parkinson's disease.


Misti   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

it is so good to see you on television again. i luv ur new commercial !


DeeCANADIAN   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Mike you are loved by all of us Canadians....thank you for your efforts in a cure...all the best to you...we love you


Julia   April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Michael, I am a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome, your optimism and ability to be positive despite your chanllenges is an ispiration to parents and children with disabilities.


Laurie   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael...there is not another person in this world like you. How special you are to the world, to me, to young people. You are one of my life's many blessings. YOU give me hope and inspiation.


peter tosto   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Little Mike it's Little Pete from the Upper West Side spoke to Mike Dolan a few weeks ago. Good to see you been a while keep up the great work let me know what i can do to help!


Tammy Mentzer   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Thank you for speaking out on ESCR. We need cures now!


Mike - Michigan   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael J. Fox is an inspiration for all of us....teaching us how to be thankful for whatever curve balls life throws at us. Keep fighting Michael.


P D Edwards   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

For M j Fox: Is your research facility doing any research for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) . . . The disease that took Dudley Moore. It's a rare Parkinson Plus Diease.
Thanks
Phil


shirl   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

michael you are an amazing human being


Adam Stearns   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael J. Fox does inspire me with his courage facing his disease. I have Multiple sclerosis and was diagnosed when I was 22 so in a way I know how it feels when your body doesn't cooperate. I have a support network of family and friends and am thankful for my blessings. I am in complete support of stem cell research and am hoping for a cure for many different illnesses that affect people all around the world. Thank you Mr. Fox for all your hard work!
Adam Stearns


Lynn   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

My husband started having symptoms of Parkinson's at age 52, and Michael has been an inspiration to us both. It is a shame that we, the country with the greatest resources for medical research, are 8 years behind because of the previous administration's imposition of the president's religious beliefs and ignorance of science. It is a sign of Rush Limbaugh's true calling (court idiot; oops! I meant jester!) that just because Michael is a Democrat, Rush felt called to make fun of his illness. Did he lock short kids in lockers in High School too?


chona   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

my father past away 2 years ago from complications from parkinsons . Michael, I applaud what you're doing and i am hoping for a cure of this awful disease soon.


Chris   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

M.J. Fox, is more than an inspiration, but a childhood hero. From Jordan, to Michael Jackson, all my heros have fell apart through time. But you Mr Fox, have been literally disengrating.. but contiuee to become emotionally stronger. Thank you.


Wendy Lederach   April 9th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Michael,

As someone who has recently been diagnosed, your optimism is an inspiration. I am also grateful for your honesty about the journey, the ups and downs, and the fact that PD necessitates living in the moment. How do you explain those needs to close friends and family?

Wendy


Scott Forsgren   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I find it sad that the connection is not being made by Mr. Fox between Parkinson's and Lyme disease. As I understand, Mr. Fox acknowledges having been infected with Lyme disease. Late stage, untreated Lyme disease progresses into conditions like ALS, Parkinson's, MS, and others according to many doctors. I suspect that if Mr. Fox looked into this possibility more, he would not only help himeslf, but would also help many others. Best to you Michael J. Fox!


Lori   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I was recently diagnosed with young onset PD. The question for Michael is when & how do you stop being angry? It's a monster.


Kelly   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael, as a Canadian, I have never been so proud of a fellow Canadian as I am of you. You are truly an insperation and I pray that you will find the cure you are looking for. Never give up! Your strength gives everyone hope. God bless.


Adam Farley   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael how did that diagnosis affect your relationship with your wife and being a father?


Connie Elliott   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

When Michael speaks about Parkinsons symptoms he is speaking my life. I was diagnosed 3 years ago and every time I hear him speak on our plight I am reminded that in spite of the symptoms we truly have a wonderful life! I'd like to thank Michael for ALL he has done to generate funds to expedite research for a cure. Thank you Larry for having Michael as a guest.

God bless you both!


Antonio   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael,

My father has Parkinson's, and he ha DBS (deep brain stimulation). Have you thought about this procedure?


shirl   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

this is one book I WILL buy


TEENWOLFinUT   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Mr. Fox You have always been a great talent and a JOY to watch. I find myself intrigued by you even now as you fight this battle you are currently fighting. Everyone should be lucky to have ever even heard your name, seen one of your movies or even are just now seeing you on Larry King. Keep hanging in there and lets beat this thing!

PS. I'm 26 years old and you are the first actor I remember. You hold a special place in my heart sir!


Angela   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Always loved you as an actor Michael, and love you more in the biggest role of your life!


Adam Stearns   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Michael J. Fox does inspire me with his courage facing his disease.
I have Multiple sclerosis and was diagnosed when I was 22 back in 2005 so in a way I know how it feels when your body doesn't cooperate. I have a support network of family and friends and am thankful for my blessings. I am in complete support of stem cell research and am hoping for a cure for many different illnesses that affect people all around the world. Thank you Mr. Fox for all your hard work!
Adam Stearns


mike   April 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Mike,

I grew up watching you on T.V. I want to say you are the most stand up guy I have seen come out of Hollywood.

Larry have someone send me information so I can donate to the fight.


Tammy   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Your an inspiration to all Micheal....


Cindy Piec   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I would like to thank Michael J Fox for his Parkinson's Disease website. My brother was recently diagnosed and your website has been helpful for us all. So far he's holding his own and he is fortunate to have excellent health care providers in Canada and the U.S. Fox has been an outstanding spokesman and I thank him. We are very optimistic and positive all the time.
Cindy in Windsor


Joy   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Mr. Fox,

You are an inspiration to all. God Bless You and all you are trying to do to bring awareness to the public about Parkinson's Disease. I applaud your efforts and your wonderful attitude in facing adversity.


norvell   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

michael you will find a cure...what ever you do dont give up


laurie williams   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

my sister sandy has the same as michael fox dose she is pretty bad off thank you laurie williams


Frank, New Jersey   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

MIchael, You look great SIR!! Im, 25 and i've been a fan of you since i began watching TV. Keep fighting for everything you believe in, you have the support of millions of people around the world!! No matter what disease,we can all find a way to beat it. You are an inspiration to me and everyone around the globe.


Brian Fox - Valley Glen, CA   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Michael,

I was your driver in Los Angeles taking you to and from the airport the week you and Tracy got married and one other time locally. I'm just a year older than you and you were extremely down to earth and one of my favorite clients I had ever had as a passenger. Thanks for everything you do for this cause. I have always admired your work on and off the screen and heck... You and my older brother could be twins. I know someday a cure will be found for this illness.


Karen   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Michael: everybody always leaves this earth with a legacy. You thought your legacy would be your wonderful acting career, but the man above had different plans for you. Your legacy will be the help you gave hundreds of millions of people strickened by disease. Whether it be Parkinsons, Cancer or Alzheimers, you will be known for your endless and courageous medical research. You rock. Thank you.


Michelle   April 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I have been a fan of Michael's for a long time and he has always inspired me. I too have a debilitating disease and there is no cure, so to see you keeping your head high and believing that there is a break through somewhere. Keep the faith and your belief in the unknown.


shelley   April 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michael,
You inspire us all! You've used your influence and your disease to make a difference. I think all of us should be so lucky to be able to do that. My prayers are that a cure is found in our lifetime, not only for parkinsons but diseases as well.


Sharon - Lawrence, KS   April 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Michael J Fox – incredibly inspiring person. What a gift – thanks for having him on your show.


Coco Carey   April 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Larry, Michael J.Fox is a hero and he should get the unsung hero of the decade award. My father had Parkinson's and though he never complained he said "It's like trying to walk immersed in wet cement"
and as a Doctor he said that stem cell research and it's importance to medicine is the one hope of curing diseases. The funding should be limitless.


P D Edwards   April 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I have PSP by the way . . .


Kimberly   April 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Larry:
Thank you for having Michael J. Fox on. He has helped me change my attitude toward my own fight with Multiple Sclerosis. He is an inspiration and the one person who has been able to give me hope!! Let's gets that stem cell research going so we can all be cured!!

Thanks Michael–your wife and kids are very lucky to have you.


glenn m.   April 9th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

michael is an inspiration to me.his outlook on life and courage to overcome this terrible disease really brings out a wonderful human being who gives it his all.i wish him great health and a cure!!!


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Michael J. Fox ......

My heart goes out to you in dealing with this devastating illness. You are an inspiration to us all. I admire your courage and optimism!!!


Junew   April 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Talk about hero's! Michael Fox has them all beat. He is an amazing man. He has so much humility. I pray for a cure for him.
The piece with him and Mohamid Ali was so moving. This is one of your best shows ever Larry.


Rosi   April 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I love how Michael says he does not say 'why me'.
He goes on to say there are so many more people on the list he would say that about then him.
His optimism is so uplifting. So many people are faced with challenges both physical and mental and without a strong spirit they do not fare well.
He is a true testament to having a fighting spirit.
So many think of themselves as victims and that is not true,
I remember when Mother Teresa said 'god never gives us more then we can handle'..she went on to say 'I wish he didn't trust me so much'.


kevin   April 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

i was born with spina bifida and there are few people who i admire more then Mr Fox.not because hes an actor or disabled but because in the face of a difficult situation used his optimism and strength to embark on a journey that will not only benefit himself but people who face challenges by showing them its still possible to live a life full of joy and purpose


ZMartin   April 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Michael, my dad has Parkinson's and it's been tough for our whole family. We are grateful for all you've done and it's through people like you that we find hope...Thank you and God bless.


Julia   April 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Your optimism is an ispiration to parents of autistic children.


Nateb   April 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I am very optimistic for a cure. It is time that we focus on cures and not fears.


Kurtis   April 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Hey Michael,, I look up to you and admire you for all you accomplishments. I just want you to know you have all the Support Back Home in Vancouver Bc


ruth   April 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I love you Michael j. Fox


jeff   April 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Michael, you make me proud to be Canadian.


Jim   April 9th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Michael,

You are an amazing person!


Michael   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael – "Your future is what you make of it, so make it a good one!" Quote from "Doc" in Back to the Future III. We love you!


Diane Stenger   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael, you're the best...a reason to consider becoming a better person. Limbaugh seems to have a penchant for being an "ass" on most issues.


Dori   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael J. Fox,
My father lives with Parkinson's Disease and I've watched the symptoms worsen over the years. It's incredibly hard to watch in someone you love. Thank you for your constant fight to find a cure!
Support the SuperWalk for Parkinson's in Canada – Kamloops BC August 29/09!


Claudia   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael, thanks for helping us to understand what many people with parkison is dealing with and also thanks for teaching us to be grateful and optimism!


Amy   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Lucky to be watching with my Dad tonight and learning from Michael together.


dana johnson   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Do you see a functional cure for Parkinson’s through stem cell research or other means inside 10 years?


Becky Robison   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Michael J. Fox is courageous and inspiring to those who both suffer from Parkinsons and also those who knew nothing about the disease. Rush Limbaugh is seat number 2A on my celebrity plane crash list.


Junew   April 9th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I's like to add to my last post that I lost my only child to another horrible disease. He was only 17 and died from Muscular Dystrophy. He loved Michaels show. Again Michael I pray for you.


Eddie   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael is so cool


rich sottilaro   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael your an inspiration to all people. I am sorry you have this disease but you have the right approach to it turning lemons into lemonade. And for Rush windbag shut your mouth!!! You don't know what your talking about so shut it!

rich


Ted   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Wow michael , you know what lifes about , love you.


Steve   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael: keep the faith!


Chrissy Coughlin   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

My mom was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons. It has made me very sad but watching you right now really helps me. Chrissy


Nicki S.   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael,
You are an inspiration to all of us :o)


Keicia   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael you are an inspiration.I am your biggest fan...Bermuda


Ed and Luke   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael is an inspiration to anyone seeking hope! Bravo!! his book is amazing, too – buy it tonight!!


Gregory Sokratis   April 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Michael keep the battle I'm pretty sure society will grow up and within the next years not only parkinson but other deceases like cancer will be curable.


Jackie Neuwirt   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

My dad is a holocaust survivor and has suffered with parkinsons for 21 years. The only drug that gives him a quality of life is Permax....MJFox was on it. Now that it has been taken off the market in US we have to get it from Australia. Now he has to pay for it. We are thrilled that MJ fox is speaking out about this disease. My dad is 82 and in pretty much the same condition as MJ Fox.We hope that stem cell research will eventually lead to a cure for this terrrib;e disease.


Rosina Figliuzzi   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

My father has had Parkinson's disease for over twenty years. MJF your optimism and strength empowers me as a daughter of man with PD; a teacher to educate my students and as a researcher. Thank you for your determination to promote stem cell research please continue to fight because we love you and continue to support your cause. Many thanks the Figliuzzi family


Doug Dick   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael,
My father died of Parkinsons Disease. My family is realy grateful for the important work you are doing to help find a cure for this terrible disease.


Jerome F Hubbard   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I was 35 when diagnosed with pD. It was a very humbling experience. I was a computer rogrammer and coldn't hit the keys anymore/ I couldn't hold a glass of water and my kids had to help feed me. 10 years ago I had a procedure called deep brain stimulation done. Electrical probes were inserted into my brain connected to pulse generators in my chest.. This procedure gave me new life.


nwaeke nnamdi   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

mr fox,you would continue to be an inspiration to those with parkinsons.i pou the best mr fox.


Andrew J   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

You are an inspiration to all of us! This is amazing


Cindy   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael,
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to those of us living with Parkinson's, for sharing our story.


Gregory   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael, You have a great heart! You are a life inspiration.


Frank,NJ   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael Fox is one tremendous individual and loving humanitarian. I fully support stem cell research applauding President Obama is his effort. God bless Michael, Muhammad and their families. I hope and pray for their full recovery.


brett   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

An inspiration, someone that everyone should look up to and aspire to be like!


Daniel   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Michael I loved your back to the future science fiction movies. It is very
commendable that you are now advancing real science in stem cell research.


jack   April 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

What a fine man, and an inspiration for us all.


Richard O   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

My question to Michael J. Fox is: Where you offended by Rush Limbaugh comment when he was joking about your illness?


Tammy   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael don`t stop talking we are listening and we are proud of you!


Sarah   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

God bless you Michael, you make me proud to be Canadian. Keep up the great work.


Ted   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Best wishes Michael. You're such a positive and inspirational person I plan on buying your book for my high school daughter.


Sandy V   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael, I think that you are a tremendous actor and human being. I have both of your books and find you very inspiring. My grandfather had parkinson's and I just read up on everything that has to do with it. I just wish you all the best and continue the fight for a cure.


Zach H.   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Michael you are an inspiration to all of us, keep fighting. You'll always be in our prayers and thoughts.


Gino Pereira   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

You are a beautiful Man!


nwaeke nnamdi   April 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

MR FOX,you are a wonderful person


Raul Llanos   April 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Hi From Puerto Rico. Michael, You have always been one of my favorite people, You are the best.


Susan S.   April 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Parkinson's runs in my family and I am a big supporter of Michael J. fox, his foundation and stem cell research. I hope they find a cure soon. God bless Michael and his family and everyone with Parkinsons.


Warren   April 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael, been with Apokyn, for 3 years, works great in the morning, you should try it. Keep up the good work


Maia   April 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Two thumbs up! Michael, you are my new hero!


Gary   April 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Michael- Thank you for everything that you have done. Like you everyday I pray for cure or even partial cure for Parkinson.


kathi sexton   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael you are such an inspiration to everyone. I work in a children's hospital & you can inspire all children & adults about how to live w/an illness. You still have humor & that's so great! Rush Limbaugh has nothing good to say about anything-what about his drug problem he had a while back? Keep up the good work & can't wait to read your books! I love listening to your message!


Fred   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Micheal your a very strong Canadian, we are all behind your quest for a cure!


Teresaf From Oklahoma   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael J. Fox:

In a time when so many people push thier problems off on others, when the "victim mentality" is rampant, it is refreshing to see you set an example of hope and responsibility. I appreciate your efforts to get more effective treatments for your condition, and respect your refusal to be a victim.


Tiffany   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael, you are still one good looking man!


Joan Snyder   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Your attitude makes an old lady forget her pains.
I have loved you for years. Love you sense of humor.
I never get tired of seeing you reruns.
I wish the best of you Michael. You are blessed.


Sayed, a nurse from PA   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Mr. Fox,

You are truly inspirational to a lot of people. I am a nurse and I take care of clients who have Parkinson's. You help and inspire them to continue to life...continue what you are doing. You are AMAZING!


Joy Olson   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I read Always Looking Up with such compelling interest that I then had to immediately read his first book, Lucky Man. The wit, humor and intelligence along with the opportunity to share Michael's thoughts as he deals with PD is just amazing. I am so inspired by his honesty,spirit and optimism and so thankful for his tenacity to advocate for stem cell research that it has really rather changed my life! I want to help him make a difference!! We have an athletic son that has been diagnosed with PD while in his 30"s and we are so ready to fight for help! Tragically lost a beautiful young son to ALS 2 years ago, and I now feel like I understand how they face up to this life situation after reading Michael's books. I am so grateful! thank you!


Jason Wilson   April 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Michael,

It's great to see you staying in the fight. Thank you for taking time to speak out on the importance of this issue. I am praying for you!


Tim Glenville   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

You are an inspiration Michael. I always loved your acting and now your work in educating people about Parkinsons and your dignity and strength in the face of adversity speak to what we are all capable of, if we dig deep enough. Keep fighting,Keep winning.
Tim


Pete Ferrari   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Mike, You are my clean -up hitter.
Come to Pittsburgh sometime


Evelyn   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I am indeed inspired by Michael J Fox. I have been a fan of his for years and admire his tenacity in forging ahead to promote stem cell research. He is without a doubt "The Incurable Optimist" He will go down in history as a savior to all who will benefit from stem cell research.


Rosalyn   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I have had Parkinson's Disease for about 5 years and would like to say "Thank you" to Michael J. Fox. I just cannot thank him enough.


Maria Descours   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Hello!!!

Michael has been such an inspiration!!! I was diagnosed with Parkinson's thirteen years ago. I am now fifty-nine years old. I'm being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital by both a neurologist and psychiatrist.

Question: Does Michael suffer from any problems regarding his executive functions (e.g. memory, prioritizing, organizing). How about his emotional well-being? Has he suffered from depression?

Thank you!
Maria


Andrew A> Pachuta, Sr.   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Regarding Parkinsons Disease....Medication known as (Sinemet),
used to treat Parkinsons Disease can have some very bad sideeffects.


jrfetters   April 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I am watching now. My husband has parkinson. He is 7 7 yrs old but yet is not as advanced as Michael even though he was diagnosed in 2001. We champion all that M J has done and pray that he will be even more successful for us in the future. We understand dopamene and take our meds regiously every day. I beleive we need to do this /We have a wonderful doctor in Naples FL Dr Campbell. We widh only the very best for MJ and continued success in the quesst for help. Jenalee Fetters


Jan   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael thank you for all of your help toward stem cell recearch. I lost my twin brother shortly after our 46th birthday to two diseases that may have the chance to be helped with new research. He had diabetes and also multiple sclerorsis.


Dale   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Micheal, we in Canada really are proud of you. Keep up the great work.


Averette Lackey   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael, Have you considered the possible role of rendering plants and variant Creutzfelt-Jakob disease in the epidemic of neurological deteriorating diseases in the US? Averette Lackey


Anne Virostko   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Kudos to Michael for all he has done for his fellow Parkies. Never doubt that you have made a difference.


Ashlee   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

You keep fighting!!! Dont you dare give up.!!! God Bless!!!1


tim esparza   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I have PK 50 yrs old
People seem to asume YOUR drunk or on drugs, it's makes it worse


Gerry   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Michael: Have you tried natural herb pills like Turmeric? It's the herb that gives mustard its color. It will help you with your shakes and help control our movements.


karen   April 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

it is too late for christopher reeves, but i hope and pray this stem cell research will help you. you are a great person, not only as an actor, but as a human being, father, friend, etc. good luck god bless. karen


mari   April 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

we need him! thank you for showing your positiveness!


Nelson Blinson   April 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael, me and my family will be praying for you. Take care we have had experience with this. We feel you will be better soon.


Misha Hoffman   April 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

To Michael J. Fox:

May your wife forgive me, but I’ve always had such a HUGE crush on you – and it has just gotten stronger over the last few years.

Yes, the activism is quite sexy – As is your indomitable spirit.
And it doesn’t hurt that you’ve barely aged… your still quite the hotty.

But in truth, it’s that sense of humor of yours that really does me in. Both in interviews, and in your acting,,, even the more serious acting.

As great as everyone was on Spin City, you made that show. (You and Heather Locklear had the best chemistry!)

I love seeing you’re cameos here and there, but I really look forward to your return on a regular basis.

All the very best of everything to you and your BEAUTIFUL family!

Blushingly yours,,,

Misha Hoffman
Memphis, TN


Mariea   April 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Michael,
Thank you for educating the public regarding health issues and debating issues to help all. Love your attitude!
Stay in the light and with us your fans...

Beautiful Family, Congratulations!

So right on, positive attitude means so much!!! The glass is half full

Our Grandmother thirty years ago had Parkinson's and we understand it more now with your help.

We love to see you now and in all of your past performances.

Love to you and your family


Gregory Sokratis   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

People should understand that stem cells are the closest way to cure certain diseases like Parkinson, ALS or Cancer; because the focun on cells. Each disease is founded on Cells. Stem cells will do what drugs can't. Moreover, drugs affect other organs when curing a disease.

Keep the battle Michael. Thank you.


Susa n Curtis   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael thank you for all you do for all who have parkinson and
other neurological diseases,You have encouraged me to write
my poetry and be more active

susan
old hickory,tenn


Travis mark   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael,
God bless you for your courage and inspiration. I love your outlook on life.


Brian Wene   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

You're one of the best and most inspiring man I've ever seen. I had a bicycle accident about 2 years ago and while I was in the hospital immediately after I was struck with a terrible bout of depression(about my life, about my future...) then I saw this TV special with you on it and talking about Parkinsons and your struggle and how you're staying positive and how you're inspiring others along the way... You're one awesome individual and one of the biggest inspirations in my life so all I can say is thank you and keep on being awesome because you've got so much going for you and you're one of the best people on this planet!!!! Keep on keeping on sir!!! You're incredible and brilliant!!!

-Brian Wene (one inspired individual)


ashley   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

You are an inspiration to all of us! god bless


JB Price   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael J. Fox certainly inspires me. He comes across to me as having a bulldog personality hidden inside a puppy dog shell. The man does not let things keep him down. That's the spirit that each and every one of us, as citizens of the USA, needs these days. It's great to keep seeing him "out there". My mother has Parkinson's and it's great to have someone like Michael to point towards.

PS. He seems to actually look more physically in control at times now than in the past, which surprises me. Maybe it's just me, but it does seem to be the case.


Barbi   April 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Michael – you are amazing.....


Andrew J   April 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Mr. Fox this shows us a lesson that even if we think we can't do something, we should put are mind to it and continue to try and not give up.


Gloria   April 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

You are an inspiration Michael! God Bless and keep going! We luv ya!!!


Andrew A> Pachuta, Sr.   April 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

correction....(Mirapex) not (Sinemet)


michael   April 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

hey mike its little mike. i can never reach you by phone but wanted to let you know im always thinking about you and praying for you.


Becky   April 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

My dad has parkinsons and it has been an insperation to watch the things that Michael Fox does with this diesase. He is an insperation to all of us and makes living with parkinsons is somthing you can handle. Makes a person want to live life to the fullest. He is great person and has touched so many of us in many different ways. Thank you so much Michale J Fox


Ted   April 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

wow michael , you know what lifes all about , love .


Kimberly   April 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Michael:

Have more kids, you and your wife are loving people. Parkinson's shouldn't stop the love and the God-given privilege to procreate!!


Bob Thompson   April 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I have a very close friend and former pastor who suffered from Parkinson’s for a number of years.
A couple of years ago, he underwent a procedure called "Deep Brian Stimulation (DBS) at Georgetown University in Wash DC.
His tremors have virtually disappeared.
Has anyone suggested this to MJF?
If not, maybe he should look into it.
God Bless,
Bob Thompson
LtCOL, USMC Ret.


Wendy   April 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

You are an inspiration to me. My brother has Parkinsons as well and he is just as optimistic as you. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!


Andrew J   April 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Now I know to always to think of the glass half full.


wayne   April 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

You are an inspiration ..hope you in the best life GOd bless


cara   April 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michael J. Fox is an inspiration to anyone fighting chronic debilitating illness. He looked so well on the program and is so impressive in both his physical and mental determination to battle for research and against the limitations of his own condition and the ignorance of others. God bless him now and always.


Janan   April 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I have such a heart of gratitute for you. My daddy died at age 70 and had Parkinson's disease. It is my prayer that others will be cured of this crueld disease. Thank you for all you are doing.


annd685   April 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Larry King,

Inspired by your interview with Michael Fox. Our mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's last November, when she was 81. She is now on L-Dopa and has had a remarkable restoration to life.

We, her children, are not well informed and are not certain as to her future. Now, though, she is walking several miles a day again, and back on her treadmill. She believes that exercise will prevent further degradation of brain cells.

I would support anything that has promise for treating this disease.


John - Winnip;eg   April 9th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Michael is a true spoeseman of stem cell resarch with great reasoning and personal experience of the possilbe benefits. While we are currently in a flood situation here, that is short term, whereas the long term benefits of such technology are great!


Lois from NJ   April 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael J. Fox is awesome in what he has accomplished. We will always love him as himself. I loved him on Rescue me last night. Michael you still have what it takes...Love ya


Jill   April 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael...you are an inspiration to us all. I have worked with Parkinson's patients as well as my previous employer. It is an awful disease that I hope we find a cure for. My heart goes out to you and your family for all the hard work and dedication you done to bring to the public.

I read your 1st book when it came out and I can't wait to read your latest.


Linda   April 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Michael, you are an amazing human being...my daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 9 years old – she is now almost 16 and doing very well...we try to follow your lead on staying optimistic and focus on life one day at a time with the hope of a promise of a cure in the next few years. I pray that PD is also cured – I have to tell you I have had a crush on you since your Alex B Keaton days...I knew there was something special about you back then and have followed your career over the years. I just bought your new book over the weekend and am enjoying it very much. Thank you for your courage and for your strength. Much love to you, Tracy and your beautiful family...


wayne,ashlee   April 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

You are an inspiration God Bless and keep going! We luv ya!!!


jack   April 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Thanks, Larry, for having a truly inspirational person on your show. After the Saddleback guy, The too-sweet ultra-rich Olsteens, and dr. "know it all, holier than thou" laura S., this was refreshing. I hope we can shift now from the dark superstitiious bush/cheny regime to a reasonable and compassionate approach to health care for our people.


David   April 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael you are an inspiration to all of us. Keep it up. You have a great family that is always with you. Your are always in our hearts.
Love, David from Chicago


Dusan, Ontario (for some US citizens, it is Canadian province)   April 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Michael,
we love you and wish you many better days.


Susan   April 9th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Michael – you're just as cute as ever. Wish we could all raise our children to be such lovable, yet mature, brave, adults. Mother lived 45 yrs. with MS. You two have a lot in common. God bless you and yours.


Mandy   April 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

I have been a fan of yours since I faithfully watched you in "Family Ties." As I have grown and watched you through movies and being a spokesman for Parkinson's, I have gained amazing respect for you. You are absolutely AMAZING. The strength that you have and the fight that you have....you are an inspiration to us all. I pray that you continue to have the strength that you need, a cure that we all hope for, and the fight that will allow you to keep demonstrating the living the life that amazes us all! Much love to you and your family....


Debra Belter-Neurohr   April 9th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Everytime I see Michael J Fox I feel so sad. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 24 years ago and just because I cannot walk well his disease seems much worse. I always have people say they admire me that I try so hard.


Joelle Olsen   April 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

My father passed away on four years ago in January @ the age of 67 after having had Parkinson's for over 20 years. An athletic, outgoing, wonderful man, my father right to the very end never, ever complained or questioned why he was given such an unfair hand in life. He enjoyed everything to the fullest, always had a smile on his face and left us with many cherished memories. There is not a time that I don't see Michael J. Fox that I don't think of my father and watch each interview with admiration of how he's handled his disease. Keep up the good fight. I hope that we will see cure in our lifetime.


gerda   April 9th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I just have one question for Michael Fox. Have he and his wife thought about creating an embryo for it's stem cells?


Kim   April 9th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I am a long time fan of Michael J. Fox. I was saddened to hear of his fight against Parkinsons but Mr. Fox is a fighter and it shows everytime he is interviewed. My opinion of him is that he is a great man , father and husband. He is unselfish in his fight to find the cure for Parkinsons. I applaud you Michael, you are certainly one to look up to and admire!!! I wish you and your family health and happiness. I hope that in our lifetime, a cure for Parkinsons and so many other diseases are found.
God Bless you, Tracey and your children!


wayne,ashlee   April 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Michael,

you are an inspiration !
i seen almost all of your movie!
you are a fighter,So dont give !!

all the best you and your family
good Bless !!!


asghar   April 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Dear larry i love your show i am 55 yrs old man and i am Parkinson and I am using neupro and banded by fda and that is only drug that it work on me,is other another medicine and what kind of medicine michael using?


Vicki Goodman   April 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I suffer from depression and you are my hero!! I love you, Michael. If you can live through this illness than so can I. I am 51 years young and I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. On a daily basis I deal with this illness as do you. Thank you for sharing and for all of your hard work..


Diana   April 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Michael J. Fox , is a hero !

The possibility of stems cells to someday not only cure disease

but , to hopefully end the use of innocent animals in the process.


Dana Harper   April 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I certainly support Michael Fox's struggle and optimism, but I have to disagree with one part of his upcoming special. I teach refugees to this country and right now we have many refugees from Bhutan. They were kicked out of Bhutan about 20 years ago with nothing and have been living in refugee camps for all of this time. I guess that if you get rid of everyone in your country that disagrees with you, you can worry about how happy the rest are. My students have spend many years of hardship to give them this happiness.


Braden   April 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Dear Michael,

You are an amazing man and an inspiration in my everyday life. Your optimism and good attitude is contagious. I hope that your hard work, funding, and scientific research will pay off in finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. It really hits close to home for me because my grandfather is suffering from Parkinson's. I have always loved you as an actor and I admire you as an activist. I wish you the best of luck in everything that you and your family do. God bless you Mr. Fox.

Sincerely,
Braden


Diane S   April 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I have never in my life (all 60 years) blogged, but I have to say that Michael J. Fox is truly one in a million! With all the bad news that is in our daily lives and to see one individual who is living his life to the fullest with such hardships, is truly inspiring. And, that he doesn't see these hardships as hard is all the more inspiring. You are TRULY one of a kind and I too will buy your book and cherish it. All the very best to you and your family and we can only hope that stem cell research is productive and fruitful.


C Lee   April 9th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Michael J Fox, He is an inspiration! God Bless him and his family!


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Stay well Michael J. Fox. The world is a much better place with you in it!


C Lee   April 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

We need mor people Like Michael J. Fox in this world.


bridget   April 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thanks to Messieurs King and Fox on many levels, I appreciate the courage it takes to be so candid about how he (Michael Fox) experiences Parkinson's. He has extraordinary graciousness and generosity of spirit. I'd also like to thank the program for providing updates about the status of Captain Philips.


John   April 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hey Mikey; How many pills per day ?? That's the basic measure of where you're at. I went 8 yrs 6 mos undiagnosed and untreated - OUCH!! Fought my way back to 7 pills a day. You're moving a lot. Do you take Comtan 200's 4x ?? Are you still getting a full 4 hrs ? I rush my second pill every day by 30 minutes so I can work better, straight through. Do you get the meal / protein kick in effect ?? I get a lot harder hit from the pills when I eat the "right" meal 45 minutes after......
Hey take a look at John Hopkins University LPR ? LPU ? Study. I'm shadowing it with some mods.. I'm too young to risk the play-SEE-buu...
It's basically 5 grams Creatine 2x morning , night. I'm working on an idea that comes from 1980's bodybuilding "completing the square" – Taking protein supplements twice a week to make a perfect protein content meal.......

Where's your Barracuda guy..... You need a Hemi-parking-zone-ism..


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 9th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Debbie... Your son is just amazing!


Jo Ann   April 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

I like Michael and Debbie, but she is in denial.


Dodie from Irvine CA   April 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

In order for Michael Phelps to achieve 8 gold metals, he must have worked hard his entire life.

Finally he is finally relaxing and enjoying life.

Its too bad the paparazzi don't have better things to do...


DC   April 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

The Michael J. Fox feature was inspirational. I, too, have been diagnosed with Parkinson's two years ago. Sometimes the stiffness, freezing, and constant movement becomes unbearable. Then, I remember the brave optimistic attitude of Mr. Fox has. I hope one day there will be a cure through stem cell research.


Jo Ann   April 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Being an intelligent woman, but Debbie Phelps better get a reality check before something worse happens.


jack   April 9th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Some people wonder that if Bush or one of his rich cohorts had been stricken with Parkinson's , if he would have not been more interested in finding a cure, rather than pandering to a voting base , that somehow were made to believe using stem cells that were not going to be used for reproduction, was immoral. Can anyone believe, Republican or Democrat or whatever, that he was really a "moral" person. Jesus said "ye shall know them by their fruits." And what were the fruits of his leadership? Was he concerned about going into a war in which many actual living people were killed without having to do so? Was that a Christian thing to do? If so, please explain.


Jo Ann   April 9th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Many athletes have gone down in flames. I was hoping that Michael was different.


Matt   April 9th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Phelps is just an athlete not a role model. Scientists, school teachers, now those are role models. He smoked pot, big deal. Get over it.


Barbi   April 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Michael needs to live a little, but he is also a role model for our younger people... Dee – don't live in a bubble!!


Jo Ann   April 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Some people cannot admit that their children have "behaviourial" problems and then they end up in prison or dead. Debbie has an opportunity here and if she doesn't seize it she might regret it.


John   April 9th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

It's just POT give him a break he's a college student


Jo Ann   April 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

When someone is out in public it becomes everybody's business, like it or not.


Eric Murray   April 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Dear Michael. As a PD chalenged business executive I draw on the courage you have to stand squarely in front of the world and guide them to see beyond the distracting superficial disfunction. The gift of PD is a bigger heart and a more focused mind, even if they are hiden behind the mask. Each morning I wake calm, thinking today the PD is gone. By the time I get to the corner of the bed, I recgonize this not the day, so I will just have to be better at the things I do to stay on course. It is contagous, this optamisim you share with us. Thank you and as long as we can, keep passing it forward. Eric


douglas mcewan   April 9th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

A cure for parkinson is a good goal. But who will be able to afford it, but a Michael J. Fox,. Without healthcare reform. Particularly the two year gap (min) between private and public coverage. When long term disability is needed.


John   April 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

100 years ago doctors thought pneumonia was one disease. They found out it was TB, bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, Legionarie's disease, and Oat Cell Cancer. I believe the doctors will discover that Parkinsons is more than one specific illness. The symptoms fall into 5 categories and that's my bet – there are 5 specific items somewhat related.


Matt   April 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Phelp's mother sounds an awful lot like Bill Clinton. "A photo says many things"???


jack   April 9th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

@ Dodie, very true...maybe the harmless herb should be made freely available as a medicinal remedy, rather than being demonized by ignorant people.


Emily   April 9th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

“Parkinson is a circumstance in my life no a definition of my life”
MJ Fox
Tonight at the show.
What a statement !


Leroy Rice   April 9th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Thank you for having Michael J. Fox on your show. I learned a lot about Parkinson’s disease and I bought and read both of his books. From all this I have learned that I have many of the symptoms of PD and have made an appointment with a neurologist to learn more about my condition. I have never seen your show before and it was a total fluke that I learned of this particular show about Michael and PD. Because of your show I feel much more prepared if in fact I’m diagnosed with PD. Michael Fox is my role model and I hope I can maintain the optimistic attitude he has regarding this disease.

Thank you for being there with your show at just the right time for me. And, yes I liked your show and you have a new (68 yr old) viewer.


John   April 9th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Unless I am mistaken, not a single disease has been cured from stem cells. I doubt there will be.


Frank,NJ   April 9th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

I couldn't get on with that Pimp in the Pulpit Joel Osteen and his Victoria, skinning and grinning. They live the life of luxury on tax-free money. Congress needs to investigate all of these Televangelist charlatans. Who have they helped to stave off foreclosures....yeah, none....their solutions to pending loss of their homes, "you must have faith and pray and the church will pray for you". Yet the families are forced into shelters or with family members and/or friends! When are the religious lambs going to wake up and realize they are being fleeced by these Pimps and Pimpettes! They have brainwashed countless many of you to give up your hard earned money to support their lavish lifestyles and luxury vehicles. Well, if facing foreclosure, he certainly has room in his two million dollar mansion, ask and you shall be turned away!!


John   April 9th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

People keep sending check after check. They never learn.


John, San Antonio, TX   April 9th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Frank NJ – Thank you! You have expressed my feelings at least as well as I could myself and at the same time saved me all that wear and tear on my keyboard.


Ian   April 9th, 2009 11:15 pm ET

Michael

From one Burnaby boy ( who also played behind the Middlegate mall and in Richmond Park in his youth) to another, we are all so proud of you !
You are Superman


Raul Peimbert   April 10th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Michael J. Fox is extremely inspired.
Congratulations Michael and thanks for your testimony.
God bless you.


Sudeep   April 10th, 2009 12:08 am ET

You are one amazing person ! I applaud you openly talking about the disease.


Sudeep   April 10th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Michael – Are you able to carry on the normal duties of a Dad with your kids ? How do you manage this?


Missy   April 10th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Into the Future: Praying for a Cure Michael!!


LizBlair   April 10th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Thank you Mr. Fox. Your relentless dedication to stem cell research will help MANY people with MANY different diseases, not just Parkinsons Disease. I guarantee that Mr. Fox's fight will help someone we all know.


Swamy   April 10th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Michael, you are a hero and you will always be the one and only Teen Wolf!


Dee Bird   April 10th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Thank you for the fight you give on the Stem Cell...it will help cure many diseases including Muscular Dystrophy. Its because of your fight for Parkinsons it will also help many other diseases as well.

I have been one of your biggest fans...i remember when you first came on and I have watched how you have grown to be one of the most powerful man on this earth because of your voice.

I remember the dance that you and Traci had on Family Ties...and every time I hear that song, I think of you two. God bless YOU and your family and your effort to bring a difference in the Medical world!

Safe Hugz!


greg slibowski   April 10th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Michael is an inspiration to everyone with any time of illness. He is so positive that he makes everyone feel more at ease and that there is hope ahead. My mom has parkinson's and she has always loved Michael and was shocked when he came out with his news. She listens and believes in what he says because he has always been an honest and respected person. Thank you to Michael.


Jc   April 10th, 2009 12:13 am ET

I agree with mr fox. People need to stop listening to right winged conservatives that do nothing more than try to scare people and apply the guilt of morality on others. I approve for stem cell research and hate how rush limbaugh is still on the air!!! I'm glad the republicans are out of power.... 🙂


Tony   April 10th, 2009 12:14 am ET

Michael,

I grew up watching you through the TV and I just want to say this. I am a police officer and I deal with kids and young adults. I have heard a number of time from different people Thanks you. I have heard from a number of kids to inclued my own that they look up to me/police. Well from a small hero to you, in my opinion a HUGE hero, thanks for being you.


Sam H   April 10th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Michael, I think you are inspiration to my mom whom has Multiple Sclerosis. I believe with your activism, you will help rid this and other neurological diseases. God Bless You and Keep Strong!!


Missy   April 10th, 2009 12:18 am ET

Since Family Ties I have admired Michael and am so inspired by his living legacy...


Angela   April 10th, 2009 12:18 am ET

You are an inspiration!


Craig Osborn   April 10th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Michael.....Real close to your age. I've always been a fan – kind of like Mallory. Anyway, show yourself in Talladega, Alabama on April 24, 25, 26 – and make yourself as you say, NOT A VICTIM. Visit Talladega's finest. Be our guest in our booth selling merchandise behind the suites in the tri-oval. Want to make an impression? Damn good place to do it!

HUGE FAN from the beginning. Yes- I'm 44. Come see us. Advocate in our booth. Friday through Sunday. Alabama's man dream to meet you and help with your cause.

Please say you are not scared or not a victim. Waiting on you.

Craig Osborn


Tosha   April 10th, 2009 12:20 am ET

Your truely an inspiration. Stay strong.


Norene   April 10th, 2009 12:21 am ET

God bless you and your family,Michael. You are a good man and a gifted actor and I wish you all the best!
N.


sherry   April 10th, 2009 12:21 am ET

This disease hits home for me,as my grand-father had it. I support stem cell research and I pray for you and everyone out there who has to deal with this.


cherie Young   April 10th, 2009 12:23 am ET

I have watched all his movies and think he is great. I was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis in 1997. It was really sad. I was going to a support group and a lady had MS and Parkinsons.

I have to children and because of them I try to do my best to be there for them. My faith tremendously helps. I think since I have MS, really need God and Jesus to help me. and to rely on them . I think that if I didn't have MS I would have gotten closer or relied on HIM for anything. I think that God has great things instore for me. Maybe, like you I can help someone with support and what Jesus Christ has done for me . Like u say there are good days and bad. I started crying watching michael J. Fox because, u have kids and a wife and u love them very much. My husband filed for divorce shortly after I was diagnosed. Oh well, I try not to think about my MS I have my children to worry about. Gosh, God bless you, I mean I really mean it.
I think MS as well as Parkinsons is an autoimmune diease. I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me either.

thank you
and for taking the time to help other people


Kim   April 10th, 2009 12:24 am ET

I have always loved Michael as an actor, but love him even more now as a father, husband and eternal optimist! He is my Hero! You have already won the fight and inspired me to be positive about all things! God Bless you!


Carrie   April 10th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Hello, I am 23 and have been watching Michael J Fox as an actor for as long as I can remember. I am currently reading Always Looking Up and trying to understand the life of person with parkinson's. Myself and our team have participated in the PUW for the past 4 years and will be attending agian in the next coming weeks. I just wanted to say I have seen this condition attack so many people at the walk and a few personally and I applaud your voice for the people that can't speak out and the work that you do. Thank you so much and hopefully with the walk and more will help find a cure! You inspire so many.


Joi   April 10th, 2009 12:25 am ET

I remember you from when I was a little girl. I would stay up late with my mom to watch your show (Spin City.) I think you are a terrific actor. I'm glad that you haven't given up. I hope to see you in action soon.. God bless.

Sincerely with joy,
Joi


Mimi   April 10th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Hi Larry ~ To be honest, I am not a big fan of your show, but the Michael J. Fox interview was by far one of the most uplifting and inspirational interviews that I've seen on any show. God bless Michael J. Fox and all those suffering from Parkinson's Disease. I pray that a cure will be found soon.


shelley   April 10th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Michael is an insperation to all.
I'm Canadian and so proud of him.
He has handled his illness with grace and courage.
He is a fighter for stem cell research, that is so vital for finding cures, and making many advancements in so many medical fields.
I'm also so awed by his wife, her devotion, and their great LOVE story,which has no end.
They are such a family unit, and if they wish more children, all I can say is God Bless!
Keep up the fight and stay strong Michael, the world is so much better for having you in it.
Shelley


Mike   April 10th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Michael I wish you the best and i hope you make it back to the big screen.


Kevin Allan Jenney   April 10th, 2009 12:29 am ET

I am amazingly inspired by Michael J Fox. I am diagnosed with A.D.D. a mental illness that is a response of Low Dopamine levels and have always thought there is a correlation among the two illnesses. I find it interesting that Michael is so optimistic and articulate about defining his language and emotions......Kevin Allan Jenney, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Trina Basaj   April 10th, 2009 12:29 am ET

I wish the world was filled with people as beautiful as Michael.


Terry Sharpe   April 10th, 2009 12:29 am ET

Mike we went to Edmonds Jr. High school together way back in 1974/75. I think that what you have done with your fame, for parkinson's is truly remarkable. Keep up the good work. I hope your job will soon be done.


Kim   April 10th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Thank you Larry for having a true inspiration on your show tonight! Michael J Fox is the Best and I can't seem to get enough of his words of wisdom! Thank you Michael for being YOU!


Petra Schlosser   April 10th, 2009 12:31 am ET

This is the type of guest that makes your show unique and special Larry, great interview with Michael J. Fox! Mr. Fox through his humility and optimism is a gift to all of mankind.


Sarita   April 10th, 2009 12:32 am ET

Michael – both my parents have PD, and I'm terrified that I'll have it, too


Sissy   April 10th, 2009 12:33 am ET

If taxpayer money is going to go for embryonic stem cell research then the treatment should be available free to all taxpayers not just the rich that can afford it.


Marc   April 10th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I'm glad to see Michael J. Fox is out in the public. He has recently given a friend of mine a grant to help a scientist who is on the last stage (primate) of her tremendous work where it looks like she might have found a cure for this horrible disease as well as Alzhimer's, ALS and MS. Everyone is excited about Dr. Dugan's success.


Jack Adam   April 10th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Michael J. Fox is an awesome guy. He gives me hope and inspiration. Thank you for having him on your show.


Lisa   April 10th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Larry, thank you so much for having Michael as a guest. Michael, thank you for all the years of entertainment and for being such an inspiration.


Ray Phoenix   April 10th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Awesome to see you out and doing stuff Micheal, last time I heard anything about you, you were petitioning congress for more funds to Parkinson's research. Good to see you're doing alright.


Lauren   April 10th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Hey, MICHAEL! I wanted my ice cream back! MICHAEL, YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE


Nick   April 10th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Yes he does I know im only a teen but since I first saw back to the future Micheal was who i wanted to be when I was younger and still wanna be like him.


Georgia   April 10th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Thank goodness for people like Michael J. Fox who keep causes like a cure for Parkinson's in the public mind! My mother has this disease and it is a tremendous daily challenge for the entire family. I hope Michael keeps looking up as it helps the rest of us to do so as well:-) Thank You


Michael g   April 10th, 2009 12:45 am ET

BATTLETOADSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


Carolyn Moceri   April 10th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Michael, I am in aww of your your strength and the courage to help others while battleing Parkinson's. My husband also lives with a disease that there is no cure for 16 of the 20 years we've been married. There are very tuff times, it's not all good, it's damn hard to see someone you love sick and you feel alot of guilt because your not sick, but if you ever ask yourself why Tracey chose to stay in a marriage that will definitely be hard, I just want to say that I and your wife Tracey are by our husbands side out of the immense love we have for you both, not any other reason. JUST REAL LOVE. Nothing can take a persons true love away from them. Mario got sick when he was 38 and they said he wouldn't live to see 40, he's now 54 and still fighting.

God Bless You, and when the days are hard take comfort in your family.

Peace and Love,
Carolyn


Yla   April 10th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Wow!!! Another Mom of it. In denial for her son on Michael Phelps. Why is she even on LKL?? She's certainly not helping the situation as it seems she is condoning it.


Craig Osborn   April 10th, 2009 1:05 am ET

By the way, Maury Povich and Connie stopped by last race. We run a merchandise booth behind the suites in the grandstands at Talladega. Want to be seen and your message heard? We can arrange that too. Reach folks that care. God knows I do. We can get you coverage. I bet we can get you in a good suite to enjoy a great race too, If worse come to worse, you, me and Jerrett can sell shirts!
Friday thru Sunday we will be there, working. Are you too important to work with us? Good way to speak to a ton of folks. Are you gonna practice what you COULD preach? My family would love to have you at the house for supper and would even pitch you a tent in our yard. You could even sleep inside if you choose to! It would be a great honor to meet you either way.

Us southern boys and few of my radio buiddies could help you spread your message, Adult stem cell reach could expand because of some of us ole educated country boys. Last count my radio buddies were reaching 2.5 million per day. I am a fan and would love to help out as much as possible. Come on Down to A Race! Talladega, Alabama! Craig Osborn


Rick Murrell   April 10th, 2009 1:08 am ET

Michael Phelps is an idiot and, so is his Mother Debbie. All they are doing, is scamming the American people with their lies. I personally think that Michael should be stripped of his gold medals.


allan   April 10th, 2009 1:15 am ET

hey michael, it is a shame that united states will never have the happiness total product, or whatever it was called...even if we did have it, most Americans do not know what real happiness is.......................great information, great show...Period....love your movies....wish larry would have talked a little on what you think about medical marijuana and its laws.............pretty sure your point of view would be interesting.......future interview perhaps,..CNN..make a question/poll if the viewers would like to see Mr. Fox talk about medical marijuana as a type of medicine for patients like himself. Please...would be a great interview....Thank you...Allan L.


Allen & Noel   April 10th, 2009 2:05 am ET

Micheal. I see you. I feel you. We'll l do anything we have to do to get them to all\ow cell-stem research for you. My God, you are such an inspiration,: you look so hot, and you show us how much we all want to live... oh, yes, during our trivial little lives, (humbled, by you) we forget the simple (althouth pain-in-the-ass ) routines, we have to follow to be allowed into society. I'm notr as strong as you....but we heard you on World News, on Larry King Live..
But, what can we so. I'm blocking yoy. How does that show "tThe Powers That Be" that we're with you, we want stem-cell research. The woman decided.... she can not, raise a child all alone, not financiallly, not emtionally....come home every night all alone, with a meager income, b ecause I couldn't go to school, because I couldn't better myself, because ONE NIGHT (like a man) I had to be close to someone, and now I'[m forced for the rest of my life to care, love and sacrifice everything, for a baby that I accidentally made on a one night stand... everyone grow-up .... the father won't support it, he won't do ANYTHING to make sure this child has a chance... so, we decide.... no. No, no, no....he's not signing up for the long haul, and we're suppose to do it on our own as a teenager? Look, in this day and age of a 50 percent divorce rate.... oh, that'js is the guy marries you... we don't... and (WON'T) carry a bab y that the man will never care for.... So, good mother's will NEVER allow their daughter's to destroy their lives for one night....So, why not use the substance to cure good people. who God (Jesus) breathed life into, can live. Tell us what to do. We've always loved you, but we're in awe of the way your handling this situation. I heard. I saw. I answered. Is there anything else we can do...oh, and your wife, Tracy, that we watched you fall in love with on your program, she rocks. Help us help you. What Senator.... what do we do???? Love, you, Alex. Noelle.


Metkel   April 10th, 2009 3:08 am ET

Michael J Fox is an very inspirational man. YOU THE MAN MICHAEL J FOX


Leena   April 10th, 2009 3:13 am ET

Dear Michael,

I've been your fan since the 1980s when you starred on Family Ties. Years later, I became thoroughly inspired by the work you do daily to bring attention to stem cell research. I hope that you continue to live in the moment, enjoying every minute of your precious life. I also hope that you continue to educate the world about this important cause.

Warmest Wishes,
Leena


Andrew   April 10th, 2009 3:15 am ET

Michael, you trully are a voice for all of us, who can't talk for ourself's.


Tommy E   April 10th, 2009 3:19 am ET

Great work going for office, maybe you can go back in time and save the economey.


Israel Clave   April 10th, 2009 3:31 am ET

You're a real hero! Thank you for being this example of human being you are. Just beautiful. God bless you.


Ellen   April 10th, 2009 3:31 am ET

To Michael J. Fox,: If there was a Nobel prize for inspiration of your fellow human beings, you would surely the first winner. The work you do is extremely valuable to us all...today, tomorrow and forever


Judith   April 10th, 2009 7:34 am ET

With your poll Larry (90%) that the American People support Stem Cell of Research why are the GOPs in Washington keeps on being blind?


ILeeBotOr Donald L Allen   April 10th, 2009 12:09 pm ET

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ILeeBotOr Donald L Allen   April 10th, 2009 12:31 pm ET

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Susa n Curtis   April 10th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

first of all i would like to personally thank you Larry King for your insightful
shows.You are always very considerate of your guests and the topic at
hand.I truly appreciate your professional manner on how you interview
each guest.I myself have Parkinson and was pleased to see Miichael
j. Fox share his story.. He clearly is on mission and very well informed
on the topic..I am in the process of reading his recently published book.
Thank you Larry King for inviting Michael to your show and giving us with
Parkinson a chance to be heard.
god bless you
Susan Curtis
Old Hickory,Tenn


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