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Harrison Ford opens up about daughter's struggle with epilepsy

The 73-year-old “Star Wars' Actor Discussed Her Condition At The NYU Langone Medical Center’s Find A Cure For Epilepsy And Seizures (FACES) Event, Reported Us Magazine.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Mar 2016, 08:09:01 PM

Los Angeles:

Veteran actor Harrison Ford opened up about his daughter Georgia’s battle with epilepsy.

The 73-year-old “Star Wars” actor discussed her condition at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Find a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) event, reported Us magazine.

“When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating. You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life,” Ford said.

The actor, who came close to tears, while delivering the speech said his 26-year-old daughter had her first seizure as a child during a sleepover.

Calling her a “hero” the “Indiana Jones...” star said he is inspired by his daughter.

“I admire a lot of things about her. I admire her perseverance, her talent, her strength. She is my hero. I love her,” Ford added.

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First Published : 09 Mar 2016, 08:02:00 PM