There have been many people blogging about all the things that are wrong with the ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE; people being injured while taking part, the possibility of heart attacks for those with heart problems, even deaths associated with what people have done on their own to try to expand awareness of ALS. It is true that there is a potential for unfortunate events to happen in association with the ice bucket challenge – but then again, there is a potential for unfortunate events to happen the minute you step out of bed in the morning. Most of us do, at least, have the option of stepping out of bed in the morning.
Lou Gehrig’s disease is a crippling disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and while there are some who inherit the genetic defect linked to chromosome 21, 90-95% of ALS cases in the United States are Sporadic, which means there is no family history of ALS.
The Ice Bucket Challenge raised over 100 million dollars for ALS research and for those afflicted, or who know someone who is afflicted, it’s like a miracle because it brings hope to an otherwise darker world.
Still hate the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Maybe this will change your mind: http://mashable.com/2014/08/20/als-ice-bucket-challenge-haters/
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