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Yesterday I told y'all that my beautiful friend, Regina, had nominated me to partake in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and that I accepted the challenge. Please read the post in full to find out more about ALS and find out how you can help. Just click here to read the Semmes Savers #ALSIceBucketChallenge Post, and see the video of me being doused with ice cold water.
In my video I nominated three fellow bloggers: Alison at Couponshopaholic, Regina at Ezeebuxs, and Bing at JustAbitOfBeauty. I also nominated my three kiddos (which I lovingly referred to as my three brats). Today my kids took the challenge and we'd LOVE to share the videos with you!
Before you watch the videos I just want to remind you to PLEASE donate to the ALSA. The Ice Bucket Challenges are a fun way to raise awareness of a horrible, debilitating disease. With your help, maybe one day there will be a cure.
We did a video of each kid and Joey went first. He nominated his friend, Chris, who I affectionately refer to as my fourth child.
Josh went second. He's heard me talk about Shawna (at Mom's Living Thrifty) and her son a lot and figured her son might want to get in on the fun. So, Josh nominated Wyatt, the son of Mom's Living Thrifty!
Cassie went last, but she had a trick up her sleeve! You see, her dad (my husband, Gary) was sitting on the porch, about twenty feet away. She nominated HIM (which is why you see me looking off to the side).
Then we got my husband, Gary, to participate and he nominated our friend, Mike.
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken over Social Media. Visit Facebook or Twitter and you're bound to see someone being doused with ice water. Unfortunately, as the challenges have continued many have forgotten the reason behind the challenge and have focused more on the fact they are being doused with ice cold water. I was challenged, and below you'll find more about who challenged me and be able to see video of my challenge (plus who I challenged), but first I hope you will take a few moments to learn about ALS and how you can help.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (ALS is also referred to as Charcot Disease, for the first neurologist that named it). ALSis a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterized by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, and difficulty in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.
Despite being found in 1869 ALS was not well known until Lou Gehrig, NY Yankees first baseman, was diagnosed in 1939. In fact, ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
ALS can strike ANYONE. It occurs world-wide, regardless of ethnicity or income. ALS has NO cure.
About the #ALSIceBucketChallenge:
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge is pretty simple. When you are challenged you can either accept and donate $10 to The ALS Association or you can ignore it and donate $100 to The ALS Association. According to the ALSA's August 23, 2014 Press Release the #ALSIceBucketChallenge has helped to raise over $62 Million Dollars (for comparison, between July 29th and August 23, 2013 the ALSA received $2.4 Million Dollars in Donations). That is AMAZING! I love that a social media campaign has raised that much awareness for such a debilitating disease.
About the ALS Association:
If you visit the ALS Association website, you can read more about them. Here is a little bit about them: Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
Now, before we get to my challenge, I have to share this. PLEASE consider donating to the ALSA. Currently ALS is a death sentence. With more research maybe a cure can be found. To donate just visit www.alsa.org and click on the "DONATE" tab, to the right hand side.