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Name:Jose Moacir Ferreira Leao
Male, 51 years
Goiania - GO Condition Historyedit
Primary Condition:ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Diagnosis:may/07 Profile Activity
1 helpful mark About Me edit
Hello everyone. My name is Moacir. I am 51 years old, married to Angelica , and God has given us two wonderful children. We all live in Brazil. I will never forget the very day I couldn't open a bottle of wine- that day I left behind in September 2006. I only thought there was something wrong in my right hand. Little by little the things were getting heavier and more resistant to my efforts. Even my little baby managed to wrench his toys from my hand with no difficulty. Suddenly, I realized that it could be something far more serious, and I immediately made an appointment with the neurologist. By this way, after going through the underground of anxiety and depression, I finally faced the monster face to face- I found that soon I would no longer be able to walk, feed myself, and other atrocities. Yes, it's been stated that the monster may kill its victims in 3 to 5 years. Yes, there's no cure, everybody must take his placebo at an outrageous cost in order to retard the condemnatory sentence for a mere three months or so. Despite all dreadful things, I am in peace and I am confident. Great is God and endless is his kindness. The breakthrough is coming soon. For the first time, scientists show us a light of hope by the successful lithium trial in Italy, a famous study that made some people jealous (when will they ever learn that mice are mice and men are men...) while we, the real PALS, say: thank you so much.