Sunday, August 24, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Here is my way of supporting ALS by taking part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge  

Thanks to Pete Frates, outfielder Boston College, who began this challenge to spread positive awareness for his disease in 2013-14 after being diagnosed with ALS at the age of 27 in 2013. 

ALS [Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis] is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.  The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. 

You can watch the purpose of this challenge in Pete's own words on ESPN:

Please visit ALSA.ORG: 

Peace. Thank you Pete. 

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