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Harrison Ford Will Auction Off Original Han Solo Jacket For A Good Cause

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Harrison Ford may or may not be trolling us on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a very convincing, very eccentric, very Jeff Goldblum-like act, but one thing now seems to be for certain: when it comes to what matters, the actor certainly has heart.

Case in point? Ford's recent gift for a good cause — a piece of memorabilia that would make even the most latent Star Wars fan drool.

Ford, whose appearance as Han Solo in last December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the end of a 30-year gap since the actor last played the role in Return of the Jedi, donated the jacket he wore throughout the latest blockbuster hit to an organization whose goal is to find a cure for epilepsy.

The organization Ford gifted the jacket to is the NYU Langone Center and FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which funds research for making a cure for epilepsy and other related disorders possible.

It's an issue that hits close to home: Ford's daughter Georgia, his child from his second marriage with recently deceased screenwriter Melissa Mathison, suffers from epilepsy.

"When you have a loved one who suffers from this disease, it can be devastating," he told the New York Daily News. "You know how it affects their lives, their future, their opportunities and you want desperately to find mitigation. You want to find a way that they can live a comfortable and effective life."

Georgia, 26, who has suffered from multiple — and even life-threatening — seizures throughout her young adult life, was only correctly diagnosed because of the efforts of Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a doctor at the Langone Center and the director of NYU's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

"I admire a lot of things about her," Ford said about his daughter. "I admire her perseverance, her talent, her strength. She's my hero. I love her."

The bidding for the jacket begins March 28 on the auction site ifOnly. The starting price is listed as $18,000 USD.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, and will be available for digital purchase on April 1.

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