Cleveland Indians ( @Indians ) , you are on his list of nominees in honor of Lou Gehrig who was a famous baseball player with this devastating disease.
Why the ice bucket challenge? Well, long ago people with MS and ALS were treated with ice baths on order the help our nerves to fire and work quicker. Per the MS Society “An elevated temperature… impairs the ability of a demyelinated nerve to conduct electrical impulses.” Heat brings on all sort of symptoms including blurry vision, weakness, and just overall worsening of symptoms. “Even a very slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree)” can cause this to happen.
So, by doing the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, my son and I also challenge everyone to please remember to spread awareness and donate to not only ALS but other autoimmune diseases, including lupus, type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s, and MS (which is what I have been battling for several years). The list goes on and on.
Thank you for all that you do! We really appreciate the outpouring of love and helping us to work toward finding a cure for our diseases!