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Neal Cardin
Joe Wise has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. He works to help raise awareness about the disease and lobbies for more research on the disease.

Looking at 50-year-old Joe Wise, the average person might not realize the Rineyville resident needs help tying his shoes, writing his name and, sometimes, lifting a fork to his mouth.

With the exception of a curvature of some of his fingers, little else about his physical presence gives away the fact that motor neurons in his body are slowly dying.

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