Like much of the rest of the country, Ginny and I were saddened by the passing of Harvey Korman this week. He was a brilliant comedy performer for one thing, of course, but also we felt badly for another reason.
Ginny has something called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It is a rare, connective tissue disease which causes problems from benign to life-threatening in different people.
Because it is so rare, we’ve always said, half jokingly, that EDS needed a celebrity spokesmodel to bring attention and much needed research money. Enter Harvey Korman.
Mr. Korman’s son has EDS and a few years ago he got together with some of his Hollywood pals, including the legendary Carol Burnett, for an EDS fund raiser in Beverly Hills, the first celebrity ever to do so. There are heroes in the world. To us, Harvey Korman is one.