Harrison Ford’s Confession About His Daughter’s Epilepsy: “She’s My Hero”

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: US actor Harrison Ford arrives for the screening of the film 'The Homesman' at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. May 18, 2014. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

You don’t always know whether the brilliant actor is a nice person in real life. Harrison Ford definitely is, and for his daughter Georgia, who turned out to have been suffering from epilepsy, he is the most caring person in the world

The Fords family

Ford has always protected the privacy of his family. He didn’t strut any stuff of his personal life to the public like it is fashionable now. He was married three times – to American actress Mary Marquardt (1964 – 1979), to screenwriter Melissa Mathison, (1983 – 2001), and another American actress Calista Flockhart (2010).

Star Wars superstar was also claimed to have romantic relationship with his ex-colleague Carrie Fisher during the filming of the famous movie series. For his three marriages, Ford had five beautiful children – Benjamin, Williard, Malcolm, Liam, and Georgia.


His close relationship with the children were always appreciated by the public, and his recent confession about Georgia’s condition showed how caring Ford is.

Long time to diagnose

During NYU Langone Medical Center’s Find a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures, the 75-year-old actor announced his daughter Georgia has epilepsy.

When the first seizure happened, the celebrity’s kid was prescribed migraine medicine. However, a few years later, during the rest on the Los Angeles beach, Georgia suffered another, much bigger seizure.

Even the best doctors in LA couldn’t diagnose epilepsy, but eventually, the family resorted to Dr. Orrin Devinsky from the NYU Medical Center who has been taking care of Georgia until now. No other incidents have happened with Harrison’s daughter for already eight years.

You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities, and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life.