Monday, August 25, 2014

My turn

I’m a little surprised it took this long but I did get nominated for the ALS ice bucket challenge by my brother-in-law, Curt. To be honest, I was honored because that’s just another sign that we’re family. Love you, Curt!

As you’ll see in my video, I challenged three others and I offered an out. You see, I’ve noticed that some of my friends are refusing to participate because they are afraid that ALS research might use embryonic stem cells. So if that’s the case for you reading this blog post, I challenge you to consider donating to the hospice organizations that support those who need end of life care from ALS. It’s truly a horrible disease and this is a way you can help ease another human being’s suffering.

Also—to quiet any claims of water wastage—the water for my challenge fell on the patio (where it came to a more normal/reasonable temperature before going into the lawn. No wasting here.

So on to the challenges:
  • Amy Dzur—my sister who happens to be a critical care nurse so she’s very familiar with horrible medical issues plus she’s super tough. An ice water bath will be nothing to her.
  • Judith Dzur—my mother who is a retired nurse who did a lot of good work in hospice and is also quite tough.
  • Kerry DeBauge—my best friend and one of the strongest women I know.
Ladies, you have 24 hours. Go!


lemming said...

I've never heard your voice before! I always imagined you as more of an alto. :)

kittiesx3 said...

Oh no, I'm a mezzo soprano when I sing.

Magpie said...

I loved getting to see you in the "real life", and I think I have that bowl, and I had missed that there was stem cell controversy because I live under a rock.