My husband and I were nominated by my brother to participate in this challenge. And we Accepted! The water was super cold!!!
What is ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
From what I have heard, after receiving news that you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, you have approximately 2-5years.
Currently they do not have a cure for this disease.
For more information about ALS or if you would like to donate
Go to - http://www.alsa.org/about-als/facts-you-should-know.html