"There's an expression that I like that I always use: 'Don't wish for a lighter load, wish for broader shoulders.' I see a lot of broader shoulders these days. People are really working on the delts, you know?"
--Michael J. Fox on Larry King Live Thursday. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991, has written his second book, Always Looking Up, which explores the nature of optimism. Fox says that when the going gets tough, "I think it's exactly in those times when our optimism kicks in highest gear." He's proved his point. Despite his health challenges, Fox is an eternal optimist: "It's just the way I look at life." --Jessica Shambora
"It's essential for anyone who cares about medical research and health care to begin thinking about the world five years from now -- not just the world today. Steps should be taken to leverage this movement -- to allocate our capital, both financial and intellectual, for maximum impact in the drive toward cures."
--Katie Hood, CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). Hood's words are a rallying MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Sep 19, 2008 7:34 PM ET
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