Eternal optimist: Michael J. Fox

By Andrea Iseman
Published: May 7, 2009

Inspirational people come in all shapes and sizes – celebrity or not – so it is no surprise to hear Edmonton-born Michael J. Fox is going on a search to see how one remains an “incurable optimist”. Tune in to his television special tonight, as he explores the nature of optimism, traveling across the globe, despite his own struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Speaking with famous friends, like Bill Murray over a game of golf, and regular people like those he meets randomly on the street, Fox never loses sight of how positive thinking can really change lives.

Like Fox, Farrah Fawcett is using her own personal story to inspire others fighting cancer. Still living her life like the angel she once was, Fawcett refuses to give up her own fight against anal cancer. In the NBC documentary entitled “Farrah’s Story,” airing May 15, Fawcett shows she is just like the everyday woman, taking her very personal struggle   public, as she uses a personal hand-held camera to document her doctor’s appointments and her interaction with her loved ones.

Stories like Fox and Fawcett’s, about finding hope in their everyday lives are great inspirations to those facing similar struggles.

Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, airs tonight on the ABC Television Network.

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