So about the #ALSicebucketchallenge... I'm not sure of whether half of the people i know who are doing this, know exactly what the challenge is all about. But even though i'm being challenged to do it within 24 hours, let's face it that it's not my scene and i do not want to be considered that i did the ice bucket challenge just for the sake of getting the attention and for the "fun" of being dumped with a bucket of ice. It is also an attempt of mine to #savewater knowing this challenge has triggered some cons where people are pointing out that we are wasting water and we're not thinking about how in Africa, water is scarce. So i chose to make a donation of $60 instead. I feel that donating is an action that really helps the ALS community, instead of me dumping myself with a bucket of ice without donating. Yes it might raise an awareness, but i am not that influential anyway. But to everyone who do not know what the #ALSicebucketchallenge is all about ; 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 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 lead 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.
— ALS Association

I suck in biology guys, so i can't summarize for you about what the disease is all about. I figured that copy and pasting the meaning will be the easiest way for you to understand about ALS. But now that you know, i hope that you are not doing this just for the sake of getting the attention or to show how "socialized" you are because it is more important for you to understand what the challenge supports and it is about helping the ALS community. 

My friend showed me a video of a guy who is suffering ALS and i can't help but to feel very sorry for him. I understand how painful it is for not being able to even buttoned up the shirt himself and to finally not being able to move his muscles, and the worst state is when he can't even breathe on his own. It is very painful for me to see such situation and i hope the little donation i give can help make a difference. I sincerely hope that they will soon find a cure for the sickness so they don't have to suffer like this. To better understand what i'm saying, watch this : 

Before i saw this video, i thought that the ALS ice bucket challenge was stupid that people were only doing it for the sake of getting the attention to themselves but after watching his video, he made me realized that the ice bucket challenge is important. Even though there are some people who were doing it without knowing what ALS is about, at least there are people who did the ice bucket challenge out of their concern for ALS itself. #thumbsuptoliyanaforshowingmethis

Anyway, if you wanted to help out you can make a donation at ALSA.ORG Let's make a difference together :) 

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