Friday, August 22, 2014

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Ice Bucket Challenge

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

This is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, that control voluntary muscle movement. It's often refereed to as a glass coffin and the individual has full control of his mind but is unable to move.

I've now been challenged Claire Helmke, Gil Lingenfelter and Terry Eiler. I accept this challenge if only to get my radio listeners to know what ALS stands for and how horrific the disease is.

I charge anyone watching (or listening) to learn more about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and if you have funds feel free to donate.

VIDEO: A Life Story Foundation - Pete Frates' Story

A former Captain of the Boston College baseball team and professional baseball player in Europe, Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2012, at the age of 27. Since his diagnosis, Pete has enjoyed the strength and support of his family and new bride, Julie.