Ice Bucket Challenge for #ALS #MND

Ice Bucket Challenge

I opted to do my ice bucket challenge with my cousin in Cuan Mhuire Athy, my home town. Reason being my cousin was doing it here also and I thought it would be nice to do it together. How wrong was I. If you see who held my bucket and snook in a second bucket with ice and went to painful lengths to do it as slow as possible. This is my cousin AKA Norman Glynn, AKA The Sham. Ill bloody kill him. Revenge is sweet 🙂 I love him really.

The main point of these videos was to create awareness for ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. I hope this happened.

Its a very worthy cause and doesn’t get the attention it deserves. For information check out this website http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ 

What are the symptoms ? http://www.alsa.org/about-als/symptoms.html

“The initial symptoms of ALS can be quite varied in different people. One person may have trouble grasping a pen or lifting a coffee cup, while another person may experience a change in vocal pitch when speaking. ALS is typically a disease that involves a gradual onset.

The rate at which ALS progresses can be quite variable from one person to another. Although the mean survival time with ALS is three to five years, many people live five, 10 or more years. Symptoms can begin in the muscles that control speech and swallowing or in the hands, arms, legs or feet. Not all people with ALS experience the same symptoms or the same sequences or patterns of progression. However, progressive muscle weakness and paralysis are universally experienced.

Gradual onset, painless, progressive muscle weakness is the most common initial symptom in ALS. Other early symptoms vary but can include tripping, dropping things, abnormal fatigue of the arms and/or legs, slurred speech, muscle cramps and twitches, and/or uncontrollable periods of laughing or crying.

When the breathing muscles become affected, ultimately, people with the disease will need permanent ventilatory support to assist with breathing.”


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About Sandra

Just a girl from Ireland who wants to live everywhere. Not a planner, a winger when it comes to travel. I don't even like people who plan too much. Without spontaneity there is no depth. A jack of all trades. A great friend, loyal and passionate and I expect the same in return. Always ready for the next adventure at a moments notice.
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