We mostly think that rich and famous people live easier lives. But unfortunately, none of us are immune to the problems and diseases that may arise in life. And just as the ordinary people celebrities may have to fight with serious illnesses. They did not only win the war against a dangerous disease, but they also helped others achieve the same results.
1- Sharon Stone
The famous Hollywood star, Sharon Stone, had brain aneurysms and tearing of the brain vessels. Despite the difficulty of speaking after the operation, she glowed in the movie ‘Basic Instinct 2’ after 5 years. When it comes to coping with problems, Sharon Stone is a real idol. Nowadays she is giving support to the patients who need help. She received the Nobel Peace Summit Award in 2013 for her help and donations.
2- Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson in 1991, continued to work after learning this terrible disease and won five Emmy Awards. His main aim now is to help others fight their diseases. He also established an association that set up Parkinson to remedy and he invested $ 450 million for this association.
3- Julia Roberts
The actress suffers from a skin disease called werlhof’s disease. Even a small interruption in the skin can cause serious blood loss. Although Julia is in danger consistently, she plays in the movies, gets prestigious awards and raises three children. Julia Roberts, who knows how much power and money she needs to fight serious illnesses, also works as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
4- Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller says he panicked after he learned he had cancer. But, because of the fact the diagnosis was made too early, he found a reason to rejoice. After Ben Stiller returned to his normal life, he began to work to give others a chance to recover. He has been giving financial and moral support to 25 organizations including the Cancer Research Institute and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.
5- Toni Braxton
The famous singer with the 5 Grammy Award suffers from the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), a situation where one’s immune system will attack the cells of the body. After being diagnosed, Toni Braxton began to help those suffering from SLE. The singer influences the fate of these people with SLE positively, being a model for them.
6- Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe, who is known as Harry Potter, suffers from dyspraxia that affects the immune and nervous systems of the body. The nervous squeeze occurred due to this disease sometimes makes it difficult for Daniel to do the simplest movements. However, he continues to act even with such a disease, and his successful movie career continues. It also helps people fighting similar diseases.
7- Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, one of the biggest pop stars of our day, is struggling with SLE disease just like his colleague Toni Braxton. Despite this illness, which can affect many organs including the skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs, Lady Gaga continues her career. But it is clear that she wants to raise awareness about her illness. She once wrote a long article about ice baths, foil covers and other difficult treatment methods.
8- Michael Carlyle Hall
Michael Carlyle Hall, who was known with Dexter character, learned in 2010 that he was lymphoma. He became the official representative of the Association of Leukemia and Lymphoma, which financed cancer research and helped patients to support people like him.
9- Kylie Minogue
Australian singer-songwriter learned in 2005 that she had breast cancer. Kylie Minogue, who won a tough battle, spent a lot of money to explain the importance of early detection. Minogue has become a milestone in the fight against breast cancer. Because of her contributions to the cancer struggle, she received the title of Honorary PhD of Health Sciences.
10- Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2013 and he had 6 surgeries until now. It would be nice to take a break after these difficulties, but Hugh Jackman has continued to work hard. Faced with a terrible diagnosis, the actor probably realized how much support the sick people needed. He has been giving sponsorship support to 27 organizations conducting cancer research.