Fox News and Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto is the subject of USA Weekend’s Cause Celeb feature talking about his work to raise awareness for Multiple sclerosis. Cavuto reflects on how his life changed after his diagnosis:
His wife says it was “divine inspiration” that led to Cavuto’s on-air disclosure of his own MS while interviewing a pharmaceutical executive.
“I don’t think I would have adopted my boys (Jeremy, 12, Bradley, 11; he also has a daughter Tara, 28) had I not had the illness. It humanized me, taught me not to be a jerk. It made me do things I never would have done,” says the initially reluctant advocate. “It forced me to focus on things that were important.”