For me, the Ice Bucket Challenge is not just a way to raise money for ALS research. It’s not just about hope. The effect
Pete Frates, 32, just shared a video of himself listening to Pearl Jam.
I read the news in perfect silence, my heart winding down in my chest as though practicing for the death that would come
"My family and I are grateful for the outpouring of love and support."
The discovery could help scientists develop new therapies.
In 2014, 36 year-old Austin, Texas man was given less than two years to live. He was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Now confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk, eat, use his arms, or speak, he is making a public plea to be turned into a robot.
The same day the association announced on Facebook it was withdrawing the applications, it also released a statement confirming
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My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.
"Giving isn't a zero sum game," he told Mashable. "Just because someone is giving to one charity, does not mean someone else
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But the challenge became synonymous with ALS, a disease that still has no treatment or cure, after supporters of Pete Frates
Waiting for the nomination he sits, clutching his sad, sad ice bucket with a sad, sad stare. It's alright, Chris, with the
Social media posts of friends and celebrities taking the ice bucket challenge have been virtually inescapable in the past 2.5 weeks. However, also difficult to escape has been criticism for the challenge, its flaws, and doubts about its effectiveness. Even as the evidence that it was clearly working has piled up.
Man Dies In Tragic Accident After Raising $100,000 For Friend Who Started ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease