Yes, my fiance and I did the Ice bucket challenge!
The first ever Ice bucket challenge that I've seen is Bill Gates. I thought, hmm? What is ALS?
I googled it and read it.
It is 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.
Famous victim is Stephen Hawking.
Then day by day, I've watched more and more people doing it and now, basically almost everyone knows about this disease!
Of course, you will see so many challenges that did it for the sake of doing it, some did it for fun but majority, I believe, did it so that this awareness can be continued for quite a while so that every part of the world knows about it.
Did you see the most recent video that the ALS victim himself did the challenge?
Here is the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d77TzcndRzU
He is brave, he is strong and I hope his move will change what people think about this Ice Bucket Challenge is all about.
I have heard negative thoughts about this challenge but I believe this challenge created for a reason!
If you support this awareness, but didn't want to do the ice bucket challenge, I think it is time to be creative! :)
Now, think of why, a bucket of water and ice? It is icy cold, it is easy to prepare and this makes your muscle feels "shrink"! Is this how you call it?
Although we won't feel exactly on how they feel, but I think it should be at least 5% of how they feel, which is not much really.
If you think Ice Bucket is not what you wanted to do, be creative! If you are at countries that have 4 seasons, why not try going for a swim at 6am in winter season to replace the ice bucket challenge?
Honestly I have tried that once, and I am struggling in the water. It was my first time and I can honestly say it will be my last time trying that I guess.. I just don't dare to swim in the icy cold pool.
What I wanted to say is.. please pass on this awareness, I know this challenge will died down one day, but at the moment, try your best, pass on, tag people and donate to ALS.
Thank you to the person who successfully make this ALS awareness known nearly the whole world ( I hope)
Here is our part and we are so happy that 4 people that we have nominated have done it and pass on the message. Thank you!
Have you done it? :)
PS: This post is for myself and I am not disagreeing anyone of you who are against the challenge. Just want to thank people who support this awareness.