I Was Called Out To Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

 

If you don’t know what the ALS ice bucket challenge is, you’ve been walking around in a cloud for a couple of weeks. Now I’ve seen celebrities do the challenge and even a few fellow bloggers, but yesterday a Facebook friend of mine “Cathy”, called me out to do the challenge. 

Yes, I know that there are haters out there and I’ve seen the posts going around about there being a better use for the water, but come on, let’s not cast a negative light on a fun and challenging way for alsa.org to help find a cure for ALS. 

While I do not know first hand what it means to have ALS, I did have an old high school boyfriend whose father passed away from ALS. I do know that if diagnosed with ALS, there is no cure and I would rather be diagnosed with cancer and have a fighting chance than ALS. ALS is like watching your body die while your mind is still fully intact. I cannot imagine what families with a loved one go through watching someone they love, fight a loosing battle. But with more research, I hope and pray that one day we can find a cure. The only way we will find a cure is if it’s funded!

 

So please I encourage you to take the ALS Ice bucket challenge! I did the challenge and donated. I encourage you to do both to help spread the word. 

 You can donate at alsa.org 

 

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

35 thoughts on “I Was Called Out To Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

  1. You are a trooper that is for sure!! I do like that there is awareness being called this this horrible Disease though. Not enough people are aware. The only thing I see missing from this is people seem to have for gotten that if you do the challenge you are still suppose to donate $10 and if you don’t $100. All in All awareness is a BIG part of raising money and I think this is an awesome things to do!

  2. I have seen too many people on my page dump a bucket of ice water on their head and make no mention of the challenge, it’s kid of sad that they are just using the challenge for page views. Thank you for making a blog post dedicated to ALS.

  3. I’m definitely glad to see that so much awareness is being raised about such a horrific disease. I just hope that when all the “hype” wears off from the ice bucket thing people still care as much, you know what I mean?

  4. I applaud you on completing the challenge and continuing to spread awareness. Yes, there are many people now complaining that it is a waste of water. However, in truth, if they feel that strongly about the usage of water, they should have been raising awareness before this challenge AND they should feel free to donate to their favorite water conservation charity 🙂 Congrats again, Heather!

    1. Yes, I watched my husband fill it up with ice before, it was so cold, but luckily lasts only seconds. I really do hope that with all the money donated a cure can be found.

  5. Good on you for doing it! I love the ice bucket challenge. It’s a great way to raise money for a really terrible disease.

    1. There was ice, but a bunch melted while getting it set up. It was still extremely cold. My husband had a lot more ice on his since we refilled and already had the camera set up.

  6. Your face is priceless! But at least you had a helper to hand you a towel. 😉 & I agree about the haters – get over it, it’s for awareness.

  7. I did the challenge and donated as well. The first time I did it my husband forgot to record and he was not impressed with the amount of Ice I used. He ran to the store and got a bag of ice and boy was it cold. I applaud you for doing this. Hate that people are upset over the challenge 🙂

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