When Ed Begley Jr. was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2016, it gave him clarity on symptoms he had been having for 12 years. But it didn’t make the diagnosis any easier, and the disease was adversely affecting his voice and body, two essential and powerful tools for an actor and activist.
Treatments from Stem Cell of America changed everything. There is, as of now, no cure for Parkinson’s disease, and it affects more than 10 million people in the world, with an estimated 60,000 people in the US alone diagnosed with it every year. Its tremors, stiffness and rigidity affect many systems in the body, and like so many patients, Mr. Begley was shaking, stumbling and unstable. Now, as he says, “I’ve stopped it. It’s stopped right in its place right now.”