Epilepsy isn’t the only condition which is under funded and misunderstood. There are many which aren’t in the limelight, a factor that is essential in order to raise awareness and generate the funds which will enable the vital research to take place. ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is one of those conditions.
I first heard of this disease when I was recommended to read Tuesdays with Morrie. It was an incredibly inspiring book about a man who had touched the lives of many and who was slowly disintegrating from this awful disease. The meetings once a week between him and his former pupil are heartwarming and full of wisdom all the way to the end.
The ice bucket challenge on Facebook has raised an enormous $41.8 million for ALS since July 29, providing positivity and hope for other conditions’ fundraising. This particular challenge is for ALS but it just goes to show there are creative ways to raise money, it’s just a matter of finding them.
So, it’s Friday morning, I had just got out of bed and decided to undertake my nominated challenge, what a way to wake myself up!
For more information on ALS visit the ALS Association http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html