When people come face-to-face with someone who's living with a debilitating disease, Dr. Oz says they sometimes can't see past the illness.
After spending time with Michael, Dr. Oz sees an opportunity to change that perception. "[People] don't even see you shaking anymore once they're close to you. They look into your eyes, and they see your soul, and that's what's interesting to them," he says. "All this stuff sort of dissolves away into your peripheral vision, and all of a sudden, there's just Michael there. That's what's beautiful about it."
In Always Looking Up , Michael writes that for everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given. "If I hadn't faced this, I don't know that I'd have the family that I have now," he says. "I don't know that I'd be doing the things that I'd be doing now. I don't know that I'd be writing. I don't know that I'd be traveling."
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