During his battle with AIDS, from the world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which asked: “Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease”?
To this Arthur Ashe replied:
The world over — 50,000,000 children start playing tennis,
5,000,000 learn to play tennis,
500,000 learn professional tennis,
50,000 come to the circuit,
5,000 reach the grand slam,
50 reach Wimbledon,
4 to the semi-finals,
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?”
An inspiring scene from Rocky Balboa
Worth a try, I think..