Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Harrison Ford is helping a charity by making use of his Han Solo persona. The actor is auctioning the leather jacket that he wore in the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
“I’ve been very impressed with the work NYU (NYU Langone Medical Center) and the FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) team have done in the field of epilepsy research, and I hope this jacket will provide some means to further that exploration,” Ford said in a statement, reports dailymail.co.uk.
“This is a cause that’s near and dear to me, and unlike the cynical Han Solo, I’ve got a good feeling about this,” he added.
Ford’s daughter Georgia has epilepsy. Her first seizure occurred during a childhood sleepover and she was given medicine for acute migraines. After years of not finding out what was wrong with her, Ford finally consulted Doctor Orrin Devinsky and FACES who later diagnosed her with epilepsy.
The custom-made jacket is being auctioned off by website If Only. The bid for the autographed item had reached $30,000 and the number is only rising. The auction will be closed on April 11.