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Help Jinwei fight ALS disease
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Currently I am under treatment at Johns Hopkins ALS Clinic. The increasing medical costs has become a financial burden that is too much for me and my family. Other costs also fell on us including hiring people who can take care of me full-time, as the pro

My name is Jinwei Wu, male, born 12/2/1970. I started having asthma issue since 2016 and have been using an inhaler called BREO for treatment. While my asthma got better I started to experience difficulty in speaking, which I thought was a side effect caused by steroid from BREO. Later on, however, I felt weakness in my neck, right hand and right leg, along with obvious weight loss. After taking a few exams including EMG, MRI, etc, in May 2018 I was diagnosed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a specific disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles -  the same disease Stephen Hawking had. Due to difficulty moving around, I started working from home since June this year. Eventually, with the progression of the disease, I had to leave my job and went on disability leave since the end of September.

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