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Lou Gehrigs Disease

I Am Not Free to Move About the Cabin

Kevin Swan | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
Kevin Swan

The daily life of ALS is constantly filled with challenges for everyone involved. It is not just me, the patient (I hate that word), but for everyone around me. This is never more true than when travel, especially air travel, is on the horizon.

There's No Place Like Home: Caring for Our Ill, Disabled and Dying Loved Ones

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I often wonder about the millions of people who don't have any money -- those who don't have decades of savings to draw on for end-of-life care. What happens to them?

News Anchor Announces He Has ALS In Heart-Wrenching Video

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media

In an emotional message, longtime Raleigh, North Carolina news anchor Larry Stogner announced Friday he has been diagnosed with ALS and will be steppi...

Dying of ALS or Not

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

The film Still Alice starting Julianne Moore which deals with early onset Alzheimer's, has a back story in which one of the two directors was diagnosed with ALS, something poignant in and of itself, and something which had an impact on the film's direction as well.

The Theory of Everything Should Win Everything

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Theory of Everything in the end is about everything. About the cosmos. About the existence of God. What can be scientifically proven and what can not. Disabilities, which we all have in a myriad of different ways, and what we do with them. It's a love story.

Genes May Play A Larger Role In Lou Gehrig's Disease Than Previously Thought

Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 12/07/2014 10:00 AM EST on LiveScience In most cases of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL...

ALS Patient's Ice Bucket Challenge Was A Tearjerker, And So Is His Wedding Video

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 11.26.2014 | Weddings

Anthony Carbajal won the hearts of millions -- 16,276,733, to be exact -- with his touching ALS ice bucket challenge video, in which the 26-year-old r...

Viral Fun Is The New Philanthropy 2.0

Forbes | Ryan Scott | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

More than $100 million. That’s how much the ice bucket challenge has raised for ALS, courtesy of three million plus people. According to the ALS...

Here's Yet Another Reason To Love Leonardo DiCaprio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

Celebrity ice bucket challenge videos have filled news feeds across America for weeks. Fortunately, at least a few of those willing public figures are...

Man Who Made ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Go Viral Welcomes Newborn Baby

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.02.2014 | Good News

Pete Frates -- a former college athlete with ALS -- is the man credited with making the ice bucket challenge go viral. Now, Frates has something else ...

ALS Association Withdraws Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to clai...

ALS: From the #IceBucketChallenge to Cures?

Robert N. Klein | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert N. Klein

The latest research using stem cell therapy has emerged as one potential new treatment to help patients regain muscle movements and slow the progression of the disease.

Jon Snow Teams Up With The Lannisters For The 'GoT' Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's a song of fire and ice buckets. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has finally made it all the way to Westeros as more and more of the "Game of Thro...

Watch These 50 Celebrities Totally Kill It At The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News

By now, we're sure you've seen plenty of videos of celebrities taking part in the ice bucket challenge. While all of them are raising awareness for an...

More Ways To Challenge Friends And Support A Cause Without Pouring Ice Water On Yourself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact

The ice bucket challenge fundraiser for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has already been a massive success despite some controversies. It's r...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - The 5 Keys to Its Huge Viral Results

Steve Sipress | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Steve Sipress

While it may seem as if "everyone" has already done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or has been challenge to do it, and declined to join the fun), the viral sensation is still charging full-steam ahead, and may even be just getting started.

Baptism by Ice

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

In our church life, there are times when water is poured on our heads or our whole bodies are immersed in pools of water. Through this sacrament we experience that same type of connection to others in our faith. That is baptism.

102-Year-Old Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Says It's NBD

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty

Meet our favorite ice bucket challenger so far: 102-year-old Jack Reynolds. The great-grandfather from Derbyshire, England took the ALS charity cha...

In Defense Of Pamela Anderson

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.25.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

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?

A Teachable Moment for Olivia Wilde

Lisa Daniels | Posted 10.25.2014 | Celebrity
Lisa Daniels

Olivia Wilde just became the poster child for why this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become so frustrating.

Here's What They're Not Telling You About the Ice Bucket Challenge

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Dump ice water over your head. Shoot firecrackers out of your butt. Do whatever you can to force the government into putting more money and time and effort into stem cell research.

#IceBucketChallenge: Despite Critics, You Are Helping

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Sam Fiorella

The reality is that many who have completed the challenge have also donated to the cause. Those who have completed the task without donating have, through their online videos, raised awareness and encouraged others to donate.

Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Matters

Jose Costa | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Some people say it is a waste of water, while others say it's a publicity stunt. Some people have criticized the campaign by associating it with "slacktivism." Why throw a bucket of ice water over your head when you can simply donate the money straight to the organization?

#IceBucketChallenge Update: ALS Has Now Raised $31.5 Million

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Emily Cornelius

ALS is a very worthy cause, but there are many worthy causes that don't see this type of engagement and support. The challenge is the restoration of faith in humanity that the media wants to promote and the public wants to absorb.

This Man Has ALS. If You Only Watch One More Ice Bucket Challenge, It Should Be His

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact

Over the last few weeks, social media has gone berserk with the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, as celebrities, tech moguls, politicians, and people everywher...