General Hospital star’s father hospitalized.

Brytni Sarpy, who was just moved to recurring status on General Hospital, recently revealed that her father was hospitalized for Parkinson’s Disease. Sarpy plays Port Charles’ police officer Valerie Spencer. She posted a photo of her father to Instagram, which he humorously tried to block her from taking, and wrote, “For everyone who has asked, my dad’s been in the hospital, not me. He’s feeling much better but can definitely use your love and prayers… just don’t tell him (if you know him) that I posted this, he didn’t find the humor in me documenting his trip, and has been trying to break out of the hospital all day…” Soaps.com sends healing wishes and positive thoughts to the family.

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Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. Parkinson’s Disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time. There is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but medications can help manage symptoms. Michael J. Fox is the most well known sufferer of the disease and has used his celebrity status to speak out about it.

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In 2015 Sarpy and her father attended a HollyRod Foundation event together, which she shared on Instagram. The HollyRod Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL quarterback Rodney Peete that provides medical, physical, and emotional support to individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease as well as families of children with autism. Sarpy’s father has been battling the disease for nine years. View the photos the actress has shared of her and her father right here.

HollyRod foundation for help and hope with my fadga… Supporting Parkisons disease and Autism

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Weekend with dad… Much needed. ?

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The "serious Sarpy" doesn't fall far from the tree…

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