Speaking from the heart, Harrison Ford shed his tough-guy exterior as he came close to tears while revealing that his daughter Georgia is suffering from epilepsy. The 73-year-old actor appeared at the NYU Langone Medical Centre’s Find a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (Faces) event, where he said that his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia Ford, has epilepsy.
He detailed how Georgia had her first seizure as a child during a sleepover. Despite having the best doctors, Harrison said, Georgia’s epilepsy went undiagnosed and she was given migraine medication.
He went on to say: “A few years later she had another big one, this one on a beach in Malibu, where a Hollywood director found her, luckily. I said to myself this is Los Angeles, we have some of the best doctors in the world, they must know what’s wrong with her. But nothing was diagnosed as epilepsy.”
Then years later while he was studying in London, they decided to give NYU a try. He then reportedly fought back tears as he said: “Dr. Orinn Davinsky, who is a dear friend, made the diagnosis: epilepsy. He prescribed the right medication and therapy; she has not had a seizure in eight years.” He said that his daughter joins him to thank the initiative.
Ford further said when a person’s loved one suffers from a disease that can affect his life and ambitions he desperately starts to find mitigation.