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A Rathmore couple who received a personal letter from the late Muhammad Ali, says the boxer has helped bring Parkinson’s Disease ‘out of the shadows’.


Grace McCrea of the South Kerry Parkinson’s Support Group, lives in Rathmore with her husband Jack who has Parkinson’s.

Grace and Jack have followed Muhammad Ali’s life with interest and decided to send him a birthday card.

To their delight, the boxer replied, sending them a photo and a personal letter with the following inspirational message:

Grace says Muhammad Ali, who passed away on Saturday following a long battle with Parkinson’s, has helped bring the disease to light: