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Jamie Heywood:
The big idea my brother inspired

TEDMED 2009 · 16:54 · Filmed Oct 2009
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Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired
16:54 · Filmed October 2009 at TEDMED 2009 · Subtitles available in 20 languages

When Jamie Heywood's brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses — and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict.

Healthcare revolutionary
When MIT-trained mechanical engineer Jamie Heywood discovered that his younger brother was diagnosed with the terminal illness ALS, he focused all his energy on founding revolutionary healthcare initiatives to help his brother and others like him. Full bio
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