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'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Award-Winning Hollywood Star Danny Glover
Date:9/2/2009

res. "No one knows why," he says. "I never had one before I was 15, and then after I was 35, they stopped."

However, other epilepsy patients are not so lucky. That's why America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies have more than 540 medicines in development to treat debilitating neurological disorders such as epilepsy. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, more than 2.5 million Americans suffer from the disease, with more than 108,000 diagnoses each year.

Speaking in this month's episode about treatment options, Johnson & Johnson scientist Dr. Frank Wiegand says, "There should be a treatment plan that tells a patient exactly when to take their medication. Their medications are their main guard against seizures, so it's very important to take those medications on a regular basis."

The episode also includes interviews with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner and legendary actor and singer Harry Belafonte, who talk about working with - and their friendships with - Glover.

Next month's episode of Sharing Miracles will feature former Philadelphia Phillies all-star and cancer survivor John Kruk, now a baseball analyst on ESPN.

Previous episodes of Sharing Miracles have featured Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, a breast cancer advocate; Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Naomi Judd, who overcame Hepatitis C; pioneering rapper and actor Ice-T, who speaks about his battle with heart disease; baseball great Darryl Strawberry, who twice beat colon cancer; Emmy Award-winning actor Joey Pantoliano, who suffers from clinical depression; Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka, who suffers from heart disease; Super Bowl Champion and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, who has asthma; two-time NCAA tournament-winning University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun, who has overcome cancer three tim
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