The remarkable memoir of film star Michael J. Fox and his first ten years living with Parkinson's Disease. Diagnosed in 1991, Michael eventually lost his balance, his grace, his spontaneity, and the ability to read the morning newspaper. Even so, he realizes that, in fact, he is a lucky man.
“The ten years since my diagnosis have been the best ten years of my life, and I consider myself a lucky man.”Michael J. Fox
It seems to me that the quality of a moment in time is not always a reflection of the moment in and of itself—what happens before and what happens after are often what give it its savor.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
it wasn't for me to fret about time or loss but to appreciate each day, move forward, and have faith that somethingHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Still, this unexpected crisis forced a fundamental life decision: adopt a siege mentality—or embark upon a journey. Whatever it was—courage? acceptance? wisdom?—that finally allowed me to go down the second road (after spending a few disastrous years on the first) was unquestionably a gift—and absent this neurophysiological catastrophe, I would never have opened it, or been so profoundly enriched. That's why I consider myself a lucky man.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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