Harrison Ford Once Revealed Details of His Daughter Georgia’s Devastating Diagnosis - Inside Battle With Epilepsy
Movie icon Harrison Ford opened up about a painful family experience involving his daughter Georgia - a battle with epilepsy. See more about his revelation.
Harrison Ford has had an incredible career as an actor, but the movie star has also faced some private pains involving his family. In an interview, Ford made a shocking revelation about his home.
The actor revealed that his daughter Georgia battles epilepsy. The "Indiana Jones" star noted that he was hopeful a cure would be found soon to help others battling the devastating illness.
Movie icon, Harrison Ford and his daughter Georgia at an event | Photo: Getty Images
Ford first revealed Georgia's condition at the NYU Langone Medical Center's "Find a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures" (FACES) event. At the event, the actor stated that his daughter was grateful for the work to improve her condition.
Ford shares Georgia with his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison and he opened up on how proud he was of his little girl for how she went about her battle with the disease.
During an interview, the "Star Wars" actor got emotional talking about how much he admired Georgia's strength, perseverance, talent, and strength. The 79-year-old branded her his hero, noting that he loved her very much.
Harrison Ford at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
The father of five confessed that having someone who has epilepsy in his family has not been an easy feat, and they all hope for a way she could live a normal and effective life.
The legendary actor shares his kids with Mary Marquardt and Melissa Mathison, both of whom he was married.
Ford hinted that the condition affects the victim's future, life, and opportunities, and his family has desperately sought a way out to help Georgia.
Georgia Ford and actor Harrison Ford at the Cinema Society with John & Aileen Crowley screening of "Extraordinary Measures" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on January 21, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images
Getting Georgia's diagnosis was a difficult task. Ford reportedly said that her first seizure occurred when she was a little girl during a sleepover; at the time, she was treated for acute migraine.
Her next seizure took place a few years later on a beach in Malibu, and luckily, Georgia was found by a Hollywood director. The family was convinced that all was not well, but yet, the right diagnosis was not made.
Harrison Ford attends the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Secret Life Of Pets 2" held at Regency Village Theatre | Photo: Getty Images
While studying in London, Georgia had another attack, and this time, her family decided to try NYU. Finally, a proper diagnosis was made, and she began treatment. A tearful Ford revealed that Georgia had not suffered another attack in years.
Ford is a doting dad to his kids: Ben, Willard, Malcolm, Georgia, and Liam Flockhart. The legendary actor shares his kids with Mary Marquardt and Melissa Mathison, both of whom he was married. His son Liam was adopted from his long-time partner Calista Flockhart.
Ford and Mathison's union were one of the actor's longest, but sadly they divorced in 2004, and she passed away a decade later after a battle with neuroendocrine cancer. The actor has continued to focus on his career and care for his family.
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