- Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
- He was told by his doctors that he only has 10 years to live.
- He survived for 32 years.
Muhammad Ali who was considered as a boxing legend was told that he only has 10 years to live after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
But what happened was contrary because he survived 32 years more after the diagnosis.
Friends say that his fighting spirit enabled him to withstand doctors and his Parkinson's for 20 years.
Fans around the world gathered in his hometown at Louisville, Kentucky and they witnessed how Ali remained to be the greatest.
'Make the world a better place'
This was Ali's motto and life resolution while he battled on his disease and it did not stop him from becoming an inspiration to everyone.
Ali's close friend Tim Shanahan shared how Ali, who died from a Septic Shock at 74, fought the battle well despite of being informed that he could only live for 10 years.
'Muhammad handled any setback with dignity,'
'He never felt sorry for himself, never asked why me? He faced these setbacks as challenges.'
His friend said.
“He’d tell me ‘Everyday God tests me and everyday I pass that test’.
“Muhammad wanted to achieve so much he refused to let an opponent like Parkinson’s stand in his way.
According to Tim, Muhammad also says,
“Well, I am still in the fight 30 years on and I shook up the world again.”
Tim and Ali met in Chicago in 1976 where he (Tim) helped a charity arrange for athletes to speak to underprivileged kids.
He has a lot of great stories about how incredibly generous Ali as person and as a friend.
He truly is not just the greatest champion of all time. He is also one of the best human beings of all time.
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