Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:40 pm
The battered leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in the latest Star Wars movie has been put up for auction in New York to help a cause dear to the actor’s heart: the battle against epilepsy.
Ford, 73, signed and donated Han Solo’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens jacket to help raise money for research into epilepsy, a condition he recently revealed that his adult daughter, Georgia Ford, suffers from.
Harrison said he was impressed with the work done by the FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Centre.
“I hope this jacket will provide some means to further that exploration.This is a cause that is near and dear to me and unlike the cynical Han Solo, I’ve got a good feeling about this,’’ he said.
Harrison told reporters earlier in March that his daughter Georgia, 26, had suffered seizures since she was a child and that doctors at the Langone Medical centre had finally diagnosed epilepsy as the cause some eight years ago.
Bidding for the leather jacket stood at 33,000 dollar on March 30 and the online auction continues until April 11 at the website. (Reuter/NAN)