Remember this time last year when your Facebook feed was littered with videos of friends getting doused with ice water to help raise funds for curing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? One year later the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is back!
How much closer would we be to a cure today if instead of wasting millions of dollars on failed animal experiments, the money had been used to create more effective human-based testing methods that accurately recreated the disease?
Folks, it just isn't enough to click, post, share, like, thumbs up, emoticon or use any of the other digital substitutes we have for actually taking action, getting physically involved or emotionally worked up.
Every day is a challenge, even in a battle between my body and me. Don't get me wrong, I do have a choice in what I put in my body, but how my body functions or even appears is outside of my control because of ALS.