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Arthur Ashe : Why me?
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Arthur Ashe,

 

the legendary Wimbledon player

 

was dying of AIDS

 

which he got due to infected blood

 

he received during a heart surgery

 

in 1983..

 

From world over, he received letters

 

from his fans,

 

one of which conveyed:

 

"Why does GOD have to select you

 

for such a bad disease"?

 

To this Arthur Ashe beautifully replied:

 

" The world over,

 

50 million children

 

start playing tennis,

 

5 million learn to play tennis,

 

500,000 learn professional tennis,

 

50,000 come to the circuit,

 

5000 reach the grand slam,

 

50 reach Wimbledon ,

 

4 to semi final,

 

2 to the finals,

 

When I was holding a cup

 

I never asked GOD  'Why me?'.

 

And today in pain

 

I should not be asking

 

GOD 'Why me?' "

 
 

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