The 76-year-old civil rights leader and ex-presidential candidate says diagnosis was ‘not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes’

The Rev Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly on Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights leader and former presidential candidate said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago. He said he could no longer ignore symptoms of the chronic neurological disorder that causes movement difficulties.

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