Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Patients Pay Tribute to Champ

PHOENIX – Patients at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center paid video tribute to the late champion whose generosity, courage, fighting spirit and dedication to helping others led the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

Muhammad Ali, a resident of the Phoenix area, was a beloved humanitarian and charitable philanthropist whose brave struggle with Parkinson’s disease inspired the patients, doctors and researchers at the Center bearing his name in central Phoenix. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 1.5 million Americans and has no known cure.

“As president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, which houses the Lonnie and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, we feel the loss of this unique giant among men whose skills in the ring were equaled by his generous heart outside the ring,” Robert Spetzler, MD, said. “He may no longer be physically with us, but his indomitable spirit of confronting bigotry and fighting the ravages of Parkinson’s disease will prevail.”

Note to media: Barrow physicians and patients will be available for interviews in the coming days. Details will be provided soon.


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