The ALS ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been going around social media for the past few weeks. It’s simple someone calls their friends out and then dumps a bucket of ice water on their head. The person called out has 24 hours to also dump ice water on their head or to donate to ALS. Well all along I thought dumping ice water on one’s head is stupid and I would just donate. Thursday night as I was trying to fall asleep I thought about my friend Bob Stehlin who has been battling ALS since 9/11/09. Obviously the five-year mark is less than a month away and the disease has robbed him of almost everything except the ability to eat and move a couple of fingers. He has not been out of his wheelchair in a year. He can no longer hold his head up. This disease is horrible! Actually there isn’t a word strong enough to actually describe it unless I would launch into a sailor mouth type of speaking. Anyway as I was falling asleep I thought man if Bob could stand up and dump ice on his head, he would do it in a heartbeat. And from there I decided who I was calling out. The girls I work with call me CR (crazy Rachel) and with good reason. Please watch the video and understand the nickname. My daughter stopped the video because I forgot to tell her that I was going to say a couple more things. I was going to say if you would like to learn about Bob’s story visit http://www.rascals.org. (That stands for Robert A Stehlin Cure for A L S).

Also if you haven’t donated and would like to donate directly to Bob and Laura you can do so here.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/xs45/robert-a-stehlin-family-benefit.

Enjoy my video, share if you want!

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