Yesterdays post ended in a cliff hanger and I left a lot of you wondering who I was going to “nominate” in my Ice Bucket Challenge.
I am sure that there are some out there wondering if I even had the guts to do it.
Not only did I complete my ice bucket challenge but I also have video tape proof to boot!
The video went live last night on Facebook so you may have seen them already but for those who haven’t I have shared them below.
I didn’t swear, I didn’t pretend the ice-cold water splashing over my head was refreshing.
Because it was cold.
But you can take a peak at the video for yourself.
Normally nominations happen before the ice hits the grass but I saved mine for after.
I had help picking out my nominations and Earlier yesterday afternoon I was busy conspiring with two other ladies in my Bible study group.
Instead of smuggling in Bibles the ladies smuggled in Extra buckets and extra ice along with a change of clothing.
I went first and then much to their surprise I nominated our husbands next.
Their reaction was comical to say the least and I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
My nominations “ice bucket challenge” followed suit and here is their video.
In all seriousness.
I know that your facebook feed has been cluttered with dozens of videos from your friends and family and I for one don’t want to add to that.
ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is the fatal neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The ice bucket challenge began as an idea to dump a bucket of ice water on your head, or donate $100 to ALS research, and challenge three more to complete the task or donate within 24 hours.
Like every good intention there are people that are going to “poo poo” what you are doing.
I have seen more than one article suggesting that this entire act is narcissistic and some of these same people are questioning where the funds are going.
To be honest with you, when I write my check for our donations I am believing that money will be used the way God has planned for it to be used.
I know that some are doing this for a few seconds of “fame” or just to be able to tell their kids that they participated when they ask about it 20 years from now.
I accepted this Challenge because a close friend’s father died of ALS in December for 2013.
My high school teacher french teacher also succumbed to this horrific disease and if this campaign raises awareness and brings us one step closer to a cure then it will be worth it.
With high donations already I am believing that one day soon a cure will be found.
I have a special challenge for those who “poo poo” the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
I challenge you can or help in a more tangible way and
Both will help safe and life and neither one require you to dump any ice water on your head.
Win win right?
The challenge is yours…. which route will you choose?