So, I was challenged twice (actually thrice, but I was already uploading the video when the third challenge came through) to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Once by my good friend T.K. and once by the Travelling Ronin, my Kung Fu brother, Martin Fransham. Third, but late, challenge came from fellow aspirant Éric Desmarais, half of the awesome duo behind JenEric Designs. They have fantastic stuff, you should really check them out.
In any case, I did it. Here is the video:
I cannot imagine what hell that must be.
One of the people who tagged me in this challenge is particularly close to this cause. She lost an aunt to this disease.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was designed to shed light on this awful condition and to raise money to help find a way to combat it. Despite what the nay-sayers have said, it's worked, and millions has been raised and ignorance of this disease has been beaten back.
If you feel moved to help, you don't necessarily have to pour a bucket of freezing cold water on your head. Instead, you can donate HERE. And spread the word.
Right, I have to go and write some more or this book will never get finished. But first, coffee!