Rev. Jesse Jackson Shares Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis


Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has revealed that his physical health is declining after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2015.

“Throughout my career of service, God has kept me in the embrace of his loving arms, and protected me and my family from dangers, seen and unseen,” Jackson tweeted on November 17. “Now in the latter years of my life, at 76 years old, I find it increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks, and getting around is more of a challenge. My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago.”

Jackson is undergoing various treatments to slow the progression of the disease, including physical therapy.

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