Amar Bint Abdullah
كانت الوردة التي نبتت من الخرسانة She was the rose that
grew from concrete
I won the title, became champion, powerful and strong. And then God tries you, fixes it so it’s hard to talk, hard to walk. I’m blessed and thankful to God that I understand He’s trying me. He gave me this illness to remind me that I’m not Number One. He is.
~ Muhammad Ali, addressing his battle with Parkinson’s Disease, 1999 (via