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Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)

Ashe was the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis and was thus a very public figure, even after his retirement, which followed a 1979 heart attack and quadruple-bypass surgery. In 1983, he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during a second heart surgery. He kept it a secret until 1992, when a newspaper threatened to publish a story about his illness. His subsequent openness about AIDS helped combat the disease's stigma. What did he say about asking "Why me?" More...
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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles.

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Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Announces He Has AIDS (1992)
Ashe was the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis and was thus a very public figure, even after his retirement, which followed a 1979 heart attack and quadruple-bypass surgery. In 1983, he contracted HIV from a blood transfusion during a second heart surgery. He kept it a secret until 1992, when a newspaper threatened to publish a story about his illness. His subsequent openness about AIDS helped combat the disease's stigma.
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In 1988, Ashe learned he had AIDS. It was believed he contracted the HIV virus from a tainted blood transfusion following a 1983 heart operation. Ashe kept his medical condition private until April 1992, when a newspaper informed him of its intention to run an article about his illness.



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Excuse me, but I think I missed the "Why me" thing....


“Why Me?” a Beautiful Message by Arthur Ashe

The legendary Wimbledon Player who was dying of AIDS, which he got due to Infected Blood he received during a Heart Surgery in 1983!

During his illness, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

” Why did God have to select you for such a bad disease?”

To this Arthur Ashe replied :
⁃ 50 Million children started playing Tennis,
⁃ 5 Million learnt to play Tennis,
⁃ 500 000 learnt Professional Tennis,
⁃ 50 Thousand came to Circuit,
⁃ 5 Thousand reached Grand Slam,
⁃ 50 reached Wimbledon,
⁃ 4 reached the Semifinals,
⁃ 2 reached the Finals and

When I was holding the cup in my hand, I never asked God: “Why Me?”

So now that I’m in pain how can I ask God: “Why Me?”

Happiness … keeps you Sweet!
Trials … keep you Strong!
Sorrows … keeps you Human!
Failure … keeps you Humble!
Success … keeps you Glowing!
But only, Faith … keeps you Going!

Sometimes you are not satisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead dreams of flying, while a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home.

That’s Life!

Enjoy yours… If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only poor kids do that!

If power ensures security, then VIP’s should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages! Live simply, be happy! Walk humbly and love genuinely!

WHY ME?
by Arthur Ashe – Tennis Legend #RIP

https://jayjbotes.com/why-me-a-beautiful-message-by-arthur-ashe/
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