ALS

A project which focuses on doing the impossible has released a video of the incredible moment a man who lost his voice to
North Carolina news presenter Larry Stogner has issued a heartbreaking goodbye on air after contracting Amyotrophic Lateral
While Stephen Hawking personifies a will to live that can only be explained by the power of his mind over matter, the facts just don't add up. Sexuality is an issue for most people with ALS and their partners. It directly effects voluntary nerves and muscles and diminish sexual sensation.
In August The Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) well and truly took over social media, with a host of celebrities, business leaders and members of the general public jumping at the chance to film themselves pouring a bucket of ice cold water over themselves and making a donation to charity.
Last week, I was nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but I declined the invitation. I came up with 10 reasons why someone might say no. Let's start with three bad ones.
#findmike A more modest success in terms of Twitter mentions, Find Mike was launched to help schizophrenic Jonny Benjamin
The obvious waste of an ice-bucket dunking is in poor taste given that São Paulo is suffering a severe drought at present. In parts of the state, the reservoirs are dry and cracked and all non-essential water use is banned. Where I live things are not quite so bad, but the local papers warn week after week that we are also on the cusp of extreme rationing.
What is happening at the moment is almost a massed sheep like behaviour. Okay yes it is highlighting a terrible disease and raising funds. But ask yourself who is behind this and if you could follow it back to its source you would find a very clever advertising executive.
The death of a teenager who drowned in a quarry is being linked to the "ice bucket challenge" craze. Cameron Lancaster, 18
Pamela Anderson has publicly refused to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, over the ALS Association’s animal testing