Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Twenty Years Ago Today…

arthurashe…since the death of Arthur Ashe, the brilliant tennis player. He won many awards, including Grand Slam titles, and won Wimbledon in 1975. Despite his incredible fitness levels, he suffered with heart problems – which were hereditary – and then contracted HIV/AIDS through an infected blood transfusion, received during heart surgery. He died aged just 50.

He was a wise and gracious man, and the courage with which he faced his illness and the words he wrote remain as an inspiration and challenge – not just to would be tennis stars…

ashe quote

and how about this one …

ashe quote


  1. Can't believe it is 20 years. I remember him winning Wimbledon. He stood out a bit because he seemed to have more dimensions than your usual top sportsman. I love the second one especially. Am putting it in my diary. Thank you

  2. It seems so hard to believe that people contracted HIV though transfusions. It is amazing how far we have come in a such sort distance. However, not far enough. I was whooping about Gay Marriage yesterday, but then remembered still no woman Bishops. Things are just unfathomable sometimes


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