The 38-year-old actor, whose father suffers from the disease, sits on the Board of Directors of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
“[My father] comes from a pretty prideful generation. And he doesn’t really talk about it too much,” Ryan said. “But, he’s maybe said it once or twice out loud,” Reynolds said. “I think one of the interesting things about having a family member who’s diagnosed with this particular disease, who isn’t really engaging in an active fight against it, it kind of galvanized everybody else to seek resources. And for us, in a strange way, it’s really kind of brought us together.”
Michael said, “Once I made my diagnosis known, it’s been a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous privilege.”
Ryan Reynolds & Michael J. Fox on The Today Show