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.
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