Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

I was nominated by the guys at The Week in Geek to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As a lifelong baseball fan, I've been aware (and properly terrified) of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) since I was pretty young. I've donated to the cause before, and participated in fund raising drives as well. For those who don't know, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects about 30,000 people at any given time. Essentially, it destroys the ability for the brain to control the body's voluntary muscles, eventually (usually) resulting in complete paralyzation. Even more terrifying is that it does not, by and large, affect the cognitive functions of the brain; you remain aware. ALS is 100% fatal, and there is currently no cure or treatment that can stop or reverse the progression of ALS. Hopefully, the millions of dollars this campaign has raised can help change that.

I have made a donation to the ALS Association, and I encourage you to do the same. You can also visit their webpage for more information about ALS. Thank you.

I have nominated The Tortuga Twins and Brian of the Super Guillory Brothers Super Fun Show! Nut up, boys!

Now, let's get wet!

Horrible lighting. This was after a long day of helping friends move, so it was actually pretty refreshing!

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