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Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson released a Northwestern Medicine letter informing the public that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2015 and he plans to dedicate himself to physical therapy.


Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurological disorder that causes movement difficulties, which the now 76-year-old activist could no longer ignore after having symptoms for three years.


Jackson revealed he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for the disease.