Anonymous said: It's to raise awareness so calm yourself please and thank you.
I’m not saying the challenge itself is ineffective because as of August 20th, the ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million last year. My frustration comes from people dumping cold water over their heads and jumping on the bandwagon simply because it’s what everyone is doing. A high percentage of these people do not take the time to do some research about the illness or even donate. Don’t say “oh you don’t know if they know what it means” because I literally asked the people who nominated me if they were educated on the topic and they all replied “no.” My friend’s uncle passed away because of ALS, therefore I’ve been familiar with the consequences of it since he got diagnosed. Maybe that’s the reason it angers me so much. ALS is a fatal disease which causes people to lose muscle control, including but not limited to the ability to speak, eat, walk, or even breathe. Doing the ice bucket challenge causes your body to feel numb for a couple of seconds or up to a few minutes depending on the water’s temperature, this is supposed to give you an idea of what a person with ALS has to deal with. One of the reasons the challenge is so popular is because of its easiness. You need a bucket, water, ice and a camera. But it is calculated that over 6 million gallons of water have been poured out in the name of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, SIX MILLION. Gosh, there are so many people in the world who can’t afford clean water and here we are wasting it. Yes, it’s for a good cause and yes, it’s helped but why is it that people only pay attention to something like this when it involves dumping water over your head? Why can’t you just donate the money? I mean that’s the primary reason.
Sorry (not sorry) for the rant, I guess the short answer to your message is: don’t tell me to calm down you fucktard