here are some of the great personalities with the disease they had and popularized it...
1)wasim akram-type 1 diabets mellitus
2) ali-Parkinsons disease..also known as Punch back syndrome[seen in boxers]
3) pete sampras-alpha thalassemia trait
4) Stephen hawkins-Als-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,a progressive, usually fatal, neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons, the nerve cells in the central nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement.