You just saw him play Sherlock Holmes on the hit CBS primetime drama Elementary but in real life Jonny Lee Miller is trying to crack a cold case on a deadly childhood disease and there is nothing elementary about that.
His super sleuth skills help him solve crimes. However, it is the mystery behind a rare deadly childhood disease that had Jonny Lee Miller on Capitol Hill Thursday pushing Congress to help fund research for treatment and a cure.
"It's my first time in DC actually, it's a huge honor. It's very humbling as well to sit in a room and listen to people with much more to contribute than I have," Miller said.
Miller made this his mission after a crew members' son about the same age as his own little boy was diagnosed. "Sometimes you've just got to help the person standing next to you, right?," he says.
Five-year-old Jonah Weishaar has San Filippo syndrome. He is missing a key enzyme that essentially can lead to major problems with the Central Nervous System.
Jill and Jeremy hope clinical trials will lead to a cure. Miller will not stop until there is one.
"I wasn't out, I wasn't out looking for a cause. But there was one right next to me right there. And I think that," Miller says. "And I think that that should happen more in the world if you pay attention to your surroundings, you know. And realize well what's the..I can't personally solve this problem. But I can do a little piece, a little bit."
2x18 "The Hound of the Cancer Cells"
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