Remember back in the summer of 2014 when golf pro celebrities began a “the ice bucket challenge” by either pouring a bucket filled with ice water on their heads or paying $100 (or both) to raise awareness of amyotrophic sclerosis (ALS), sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s disease? By the end of the summer of 2014, over 2million videos were seen on social medial, especially Facebook, showing ice water being poured onto the heads of millions of people.
ALS is a terrible disease striking about 2 people per 100,000 per year in the U.S. and U.K. alone. ALS strikes normally when a person is in his or her early sixties. It attacks the muscle system, making them weak at first and then causing issues with speaking, swallowing and later breathing. Sadly, the average time which its victims survive is 2 to 4 years from onset.