After revealing that his daughter Georgia has epilepsy, Star Wars icon and legendary actor Harrison Ford announced that he would be auctioning off Han Solo’s jacket from The Force Awakens…
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The New York Daily News is reporting that Harrison Ford announced at the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Find a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures — or FACES — that his daughter Georgia Ford did in fact have epilepsy. Turns out, Ford’s daughter had her first seizure when she was a child during a sleepover, and was prescribed a medicine for acute migraines. Ford talked to NYDN’s Confidenti@l and explained how it affected the family and his daughter:
"“When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating. You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life.”"
As far as how Georgia is doing now, Ford, fighting back tears, told Confidenti@l some uplifting news:
"“Dr. Orrin Devinsky, who is a dear friend, made the diagnosis: epilepsy. He prescribed the right medication and therapy; she has not had a seizure in eight years.”"
Now on to what Ford is doing to fight Epilepsy, as whole: The actor is teaming up with FACES to auction off his Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo jacket to raise money for the charity that will directly benefit epilepsy research, education, and patient service. If you are interested in owning the last jacket ever worn by the smuggler with a heart of gold, before his own son drove a lightsaber through his heart (what a dick move, Kylo), then all you need to do is head over to IF ONLY.COM and try and bid higher than the current high bid of $18k…that’s not too much, right? RIGHT?
There’s other ways to get involved, as well. You can be altruistic, and head on over to NYU LANGONE and choose a much more affordable option to support FACES, and help a great cause…although, there won’t be any jacket involved.