ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hey everyone. I’m excited to say that I was nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was nominated by my good friend Kyra as well as by my wife’s cousin and his family. I am so thrilled to join in this fight by helping to raise awareness by completing the challenge and donating to the ALS Association.

As many as 30,000 people are affected at any given time by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclarosis (ALS), sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, so-called because of the baseball player who first brought international attention to the horrible and debilitating disease. ALS can strike anyone in the world; it knows no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. Although some treatments do exist, typically as clinical trials, that have been proven to slow the progress of ALS, medical and health care costs for ALS patients and their families can be quite high. Also, there is currently no cure for the disease, and the average life expectancy of a patient diagnosed with ALS is only 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis.

Like anything else, the current answer doesn’t have to be the final answer. I believe we can some day live in a world that is completely free of ALS. Will you join the fight? If you are reading this post, please consider taking the Ice Bucket Challenge and then making a donation or otherwise helping to raise awareness by visiting the ALS Association. Every person, every donation, and every voice counts. Let’s work together to change the world.:)

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