Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS

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Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS

It was with great pleasure to finally catch up
with Annette and her husband ,Glen Holt, who has stood by her for 30 years; they go public with their current life and continuing effort to find a cure for MS  via
their  website,  Annette no longer can walk or even speak, though she still gets out and one can maybe  even see a twinkle in her eye.  It may be hard for some to watch this video though we find it an inspiration. There are also nice tributes from Shelley Fabares and others.   In this four part video series from CTV, we see Annette in her early years and today and  the efforts Glen and doctors have gone to in helping Annette deal with MS, including a new treatment that  is showing promise.  Glen is using Annette’s old foundation to continue researching help for annette and others with MS. He is hoping that, though Annette’s fans, he can raise money to still find a cure.
Congrats to Glen  for ‘lifting the curtain’ of MS, so as to perhaps help others being such a great inspiration to
Annette, who has always been a great inspiration to so many of us form her days on the Mickey Mouse Club to her positive, fun movies  and music and lifestyle.

I saw Annette with Frankie Avalon  about 20 years ago at Pleasanton, CA – 
Alameda county fair,  just before she stopped performing.
It was a great show and we would have hardly  known she was
already dealing with early stage Multiple Sclerosis 

We think it is great that Annette has  came out with her updated story with video now, with the help and encouragement of Glen.   We think it’s a beautful story. I’ve just spent the last three years with my 97 year old Dad , who just passed , but only after , again, three good last years, with kind people’s help and good cheer around him. People can still have quality of life, though sometimes it’s a challenge,even in these situations.

So, again, we applaud Annette, Glen and their team. May we continue to hear inspirational news and  stories from them for many years to come  as we make contributions to the MS cause. Please  help spread your good cheer via their website, above and your own connections as we will do through and


Annette Funicello, Husband Come Out for Cure to MS