Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest fighters to ever be involved in the sport of boxing. His accomplishments are nothing short of amazing. He also does things that ordinary people do, like celebrate his birthday. On January 17th, Ali will celebrate turning seventy years old. Despite having Parkinson’s disease for more than three decades, the Louisville Kentucky native is still going strong.
Dr. David J. Houghton praises his continued efforts in staying active:
“His ability to maintain an active lifestyle and perseverance shows tremendous resilience in the face of what is a degenerative brain disease”
Dr Abraham N. Lieberman, the Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center in Phoenix said:
“The Parkinson’s has affected him a lot, one of the things he has a lot of difficulty speaking…But he’s never downbeat about it. He’s a tremendous inspiration to everyone.”
According to Vitals, Dr. Houghton completed the Medical College of Georgia School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in Parkinson Disease. Dr. Lieberman, now retired, graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1963 in the top 25% of his class.