Sad to hear about the passing of Ryan Reynolds' father, James C. Reynolds, after battling Parkison's disease for many years. Last Thanksgiving we were devastated when my mother announced that she had just been diagnosed with the degenerative disorder -- yet her doctor said she was so old (Ryan's dad's exact age) and it was so early that she'd probably "die of something else" before it got her. (With that sense of "humor," I couldn't help but wonder if this doctor was my biological father!) While it's true that my mother's back issues -- unrelated to PD -- were a more pressing concern, here's hoping for a cure to this insidious killer soon. Donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation HERE.