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Are you willing to join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Today, I was challenged by my cousin in Hongkong. I have seen many people doing it from Hollywood stars to Local Artist.

There many people donating too and giving all their best to make it a worldwide awareness.

Would you accept the challenge? Or you will visit their website and willingly donate a certain amount to help these people?

We may be ordinary people but with these kind of act, we can make a difference. With our help, we can make other people better and more aware about this sickness.

What is ALS?

A myotrophic l ateral s clerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. "A" means no or negative. "Myo" refers to muscle, and "Trophic" means nourishment–"No muscle nourishment." When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis") in the region.

Let us do this together and with this website, we can make our own voice work as one. Let's make our stand!


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Comments

allen0187 wrote on August 25, 2014, 11:56 AM

I did the challenge already and I also made my donation. Thing is, I didn't feel like I needed to share my video online. It is a fun challenge but with in all those videos, I think people doing it are just looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

astraldreamer wrote on August 25, 2014, 11:56 AM

no, i wont be chucking water or ice over my head, id rather donate direct to the charity on their website or via text message.
im not against raising funds for charities, although im wary these days cus people tell me that actually the charities do not get most of the money that is donated.
also i think its a waste of water , there are people all over the world who cant find enough clean water and here we are dumping water over our heads and wasting it, i think wasting resources to try to help another is not a good thing, im sure there is other ways they could raise funds without the water wasting.

LynnWrites wrote on August 25, 2014, 1:17 PM

I will pass on the water, but will donate instead. I know that all of my nieces and nephews have and have challenged all of their friends. I think it is a good way to bring ALS to the public's attention more. I know my young niece and nephew had no idea what it was until the challenge came about.

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:03 AM

My cousin is an active member or ALS and so is her family in Hongkong, that is why I am going to do her challenge. It's not even 15 minutes, just seconds. Is it bad to leave a message using a video to family? Who cannot even see each other everyday?

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:08 AM

It depends upon the person if he wants to accept the challenge, a challenge is a challenge. To donate is to donate, I like her challenge because even my cousin is still young, she's very active supporter of ALS in hongkong. I want to make a video not to be famous but to show people with ALS that we can do something. ALS is not just a disease, it will shut you down, you may can still feel, see something but you can't do anything

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:10 AM

There are many people who cannot understand ALS, because they don not read or they dont really have time to research about. That's why making a video is one way of explaining things. By donating we can help them too...

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:12 AM

I agree that we should not waste any resources, and we have our own reasons why we accept challenges. I agree with you about that....but here in our place, it's always raining..so we have water from heaven and an ice in the fridge. By donating is a good support too...by the way, thanks for giving your opinion about this.

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:13 AM

Hi everyone! Thank you for sharing your insights here. I hope to read more about the things you think about the challenge.

Tuffy06 wrote on August 26, 2014, 9:03 PM

I would but I still don't have money to donate. Even if they say whatever amount is okay, I still want to donate a little more than that. :)

Tuffy06 wrote on August 26, 2014, 9:04 PM

just to add, my brother already participated the ice bucket challenge. it was cool. :)

ellyse2003 wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:55 PM

Wow cool! I think having that challenge can raise more awareness because many people do not understand ALS yet.