Business skyrocketed this week at the Taiwan Restaurant in Reno, NV after the restaurant owner’s daughter tweeted asking for the public’s help.
my mom has stage 3 parkinson’s and is trying to save up money so she can retire. business has been very slow at my parent’s restaurant recently, so if you’re craving fresh and cheap chinese food in reno pls pay them a visit!! taiwan restaurant on mae anne/mccarran pic.twitter.com/Wc1aZaHajU
— ♡serena♡ (@hiimserena) March 12, 2019
Taiwan Restaurant owners, Chang
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However, six years ago, the Lee family noticed that Shu’s energy was depleting and something did not seem right. She was soon diagnosed with stage three Parkinson disease. Shu continues to work at the restaurant but has had two different incidents where she fell and broke each of her hips.
“It’s been very difficult for her,” says her husband Chang. “She keeps working but she really can only work for about two hours before she gets exhausted and needs to go home.”
Since Shu’s daughter Serena’s tweet, customers have been pouring into the restaurant. The Lee’s are overwhelmed with the community stopping in and enjoying a nice meal to show support for what News4 calls “a staple of northwest Reno.”
“We cannot thank our customers enough,” says Shu.
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