Thursday, August 21, 2014

THAT'S A SHOCKER!!!

Thursday, August 21 - Our sister-in-law, Delores Weaver, passed away in 2009 from ALS. We will be attending the ALS Walkathon September 27 in Augusta, Georgia. Many of you may be aware of the “ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE” that is sweeping the country. Last year ALS raised just over 1 million dollars for research. This year, thanks to the challenge, ALS has raised over 30 million dollars. One hundred percent of this money goes towards finding a cure for this horrible disease. As of now, there is no known cure.

We were challenged by our daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Dave, to participate in the Challenge which involves dumping a bucket of ice cube filled water over our heads. We know....old people shouldn't be dumping ice water over their head!.....but we agreed to take part regardless. So if you want to witness this shocking experience view the video.

Our daughter, Carrie who has a birthday today, challenge our poor little Bella to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. She said that if Bella would participate she would double her donation. Now mind you, Bella has NEVER been given a bath, but because she, also, believes this is an excellent chance for her to help find a cure, she participated. Don’t forget to raise your donation dear daughter Carrie.

 

It would be wonderful if everyone viewing the video would donate a couple dollars to ALS. You can do this at this ALS secured site. All donations go directly to ALS and will be used to beat this dreaded disease.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. A few dollars has been sent to ALS in Bella's honor. You two are all wet.

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  2. You are sure in good company, even if it looks COLD! Just saw President Bush on TV doing the same with the help of Laura.

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  3. It is believed my Dad's dad died of ALS back in the 30's. But at that time the condition had no name. MY Daughter did genetic testing and she and her daughter has the marker. Will send a donation for sure.

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  4. Our cats are shocked you did that to Bella.

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  5. Good for you guys! We have also had a couple of friends who have participated in the challenge also. It didn't look like Bella had much a choice in the matter but seeing she can't write a cheque I guess her only option was to except the challenge too! Well done all around!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  6. Good on you for accepting the challenge. Paul looked like he might have frozen in place ... both your reactions are hilarious. Will donate.

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  7. I didin't know what ALS was until I went to their website. Good for you! Now you we can say you're all wet. :)

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  8. What a great way to cool down and raise money at the same time.

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  9. Great reactions - pretty funny! I might not survive having a bucket of ice water dumped on my head!

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  10. I was just challenged by my brother via FB. Since I have no hubby here at the moment and have only two arms, it will have to wait until he gets back. That will give me some time to prepare. ;) You two are good sports!

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  11. We could use some of that cold water here in Iowa where it is the warmest-as in hot weather we have experienced all summer You two are an inspiration to all of us RVers and for such a great cause.

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  12. poor, poor Bella. . .as soon as I have decent internet, I will make a donation on her behalf. . .took me three tries to get this note sent!

    I think ALS and Alzheimers are two of the most devastating diseases for not only the victim, but for the families. . .

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  13. as you probably know from my blog, I lost my mother to ALS a long time ago. Some people are sick of the ice bucket challenge, but I say- the more awareness and money for research, the better! I don't think Dozer would stand still to take the challenge though!

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