Fox Fights On

Star battles Parkinson's Disease

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Diminutive star Michael J Fox, who has been battling Parkinson's Disease for eight years, is pulling out all the stops in his fight to conquer the illness. The 38-year old actor is setting up a research charity to search for a cure, after vocalising his criticisms of the lack of government funding to study the disease. In today's Mirror newspaper he explains, "I am starting up a research foundation and I'm real excited. We should be up and running in early spring." Currently starring as the voice of the mouse in US box office hit Stuart Little, Fox suffers from the principle symptom of the disease - violent shakes - but continues to work in movies and on his hit TV show, Spin City.

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