You’ve seen them all over your social media feeds–brave individuals taking the challenge to dump ice cold water on themselves to bring awareness to a serious cause, ALS.
This stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
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A man who has very personal experience with this illness took the challenge but made sure to follow it with an extremely powerful message.