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Posted: November 17, 2017

Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

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Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
The Reverend Jesse Jackson attends Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Well-known civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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“Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it,” he wrote in a statement released Friday. “For me, a Parkinson’s diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease’s progression.”


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