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Michael J. Fox : Parkinson's disease research advocate

Author: Simone Payment
Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub., 2009.
Series: Celebrity activists (Rosen Publishing Group)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the actor Michael J. Fox's interest in issues surrounding Parkinson's disease.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Michael J Fox; Michael J Fox; Michael J Fox; Michael J Fox
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Payment
ISBN: 9781404217652 1404217657
OCLC Number: 182716581
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
CONTENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER ONE "He's Going to Do Things You Can't Even Imagine" --
Finding His Niche --
High School, Cut Short --
Off to Hollywood --
CHAPTER TWO A Star Is Born --
A Hollywood Star --
Behind the Scenes --
Warning from a Pinkie --
What Is Parkinson's Disease? --
What Causes Parkinson's Disease? --
How Is Parkinson's Disease Treated? --
Dealing with His Diagnosis --
Spin City --
CHAPTER THREE A Different Kind of Spotlight --
A Difficult Decision --
Going Public --
Shining a Light --
Two Turning Points --
CHAPTER FOUR From Actor to Activist --
Putting His Fame to Good Use --
Building the Foundation --
Funding the Foundation --
Spending the Money --
CHAPTER FIVE The Future of Parkinson's --
The Foundation Today --
Stem Cell Controversy --
Happy to Be of Service --
GLOSSARY --
FOR MORE INFORMATION --
Web Sites --
FOR FURTHER READING --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX --
About the Author --
Photo Credits.
Series Title: Celebrity activists (Rosen Publishing Group)
Other Titles: Parkinson's disease research advocate
Responsibility: Simone Payment.
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Explores the actor Michael J. Fox's interest in issues surrounding Parkinson's disease.

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