Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali both have Parkinson's Disease. I remember when Fox came out and let everyone know that he was diagnosed years ago. Did anyone watch that special that was on a week or two ago? I watched some of it. It was interesting. I really hope we find some better treatments for this disease. Maybe someday a cure. Its such a horrible disease.
I just found out last night that Brian Grant has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. He retired from playing. He was on 5 different teams. The most I remember him on is Portland, Los Angeles, and Miami. I loved watching him play basketball. Here's a photo:
Here's an article about him finding out he has Parkinson's. Its crazy. I can't imagine having this disease. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on his battle. Here's a quote from the article from Brian Grant:
"I'm an athlete. I've always been in control of me," he said. "Just to know that that's going to slowly be taken away from me — some people say that there's nothing I can do about it. There's others who say there's things I can do.
"So I'm going to go with the positive."
That really hit me. Hard. I hope it hit you too.
#24 "I don't come to bow. I come to conquer." - Bob Marley