The ‘Back to the Future’ star has lived with Parkinson’s disease for more than half his life.

Michael J. Fox is really thankful to his wife, Tracy Pollan, for always being there for him. He has had Parkinson’s disease for more than half of his life, and Tracy, who he met while working on a TV show, has supported him through it all. In a recent interview, Fox said Tracy is an amazing person who has been through a lot with him.

Michael J. Fox understands that his wife Tracy has her own life, not just connected to his Parkinson’s disease or his roles as Alex Keaton or Marty McFly. He sees her as her own person with her own identity.

While Fox admitted that he didn’t know what to expect from a partner while dealing with such a serious illness, he knew that when she said “for better or for worse” and “in sickness and in health” that she was going to “hang out and get me through it and go through it with me.” 

Fox and Pollan married in 1988, before the actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991 at the age of 29. 

“We knew the bus was coming and it was going to hit but we didn’t know how far away it was, how fast it was going,” he explained. 

Fox even said that Pollan “would have been forgiven,” had she chosen to leave and carry on with her own life. “But she didn’t do that.” 

Now, over thirty years later, the couple is working together to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease with their work through the Michael J. Fox foundation, which will be hosting its annual fundraiser this weekend. 

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