Re: Muhammad Ali - People's Memories of Meeting The GREATEST
I'm currently reading a book written by Michael J Fox (and apparently, he really writes his books himself, so no ghost writer) "Always Looking Up".
As both Fox and Ali suffer from Parkinson's, they've met and talked several times.
Fox tells about an event organised to collect money for Parkinson's research and he says that people just go crazy when they see Ali (crazy in a nice way, according to Fox). He said that the illness has affected Ali in such a way that his face has turned into a mask (not able to show facial expressions - the same is happening to Michael) so people often think that Ali's mind is not really there any more but Michael J Fox says that from talking to Ali, he can assure people that the great man is still very much there. He still has a sharp mind with a wicked sense of humor behind that mask.