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!