Willie Reyes was losing his memory and neurologists couldn't explain why. After Reyes, 46, suffering a seizure, doctors had found lesions on his brain, which caused mood swings, memory loss and hearing problems. Doctors dismissed Alzheimer's, cancer and the rare inflammatory disease CLIPPERS as causes. Eventually Reyes lost his job as a prison guard and accrued $10,000 in medical debt after being denied early retirement and disability retirement. In part that was because there was no name to put his illness.