Fans are moved to tears by Michael J. Fox’s final message.

Michael J. Fox addressed his experiences at the SXSW Film Festival, seven years after his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was made public.

“Now that I’m 61, I might feel pity for myself, but I don’t have the luxury of time for that,” the actor remarked, emphasizing his choice not to let his diagnosis overwhelm him. Still: A Michael J. Fox Film, another of his documentaries, was also shown at the occasion.

Despite the difficulties associated with the sickness, he has persisted in his fight against it. His unrelenting determination and resilience serve as an encouragement to those dealing with Parkinson’s disease and other difficult health situations.