JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rasheda Ali, the daughter of legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, visited Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to learn about its work in treating brain degenerative diseases.
Muhammad Ali, 70, suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
Rasheda Ali on Thursday accompanied the managers of BrainStorm, an Israeli biotechnology company developing adult stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. She serves on BrainStorm’s advisory board and is an internationally known advocate for advancing research in this area.
Ali praised Hadassah’s work in the area.