Some of the staff here at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s, Grace, Colin, Lindsay and Angelina, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 29th (see video below)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
Please consider donating to the ALS Association by going to this link or by texting MND to 50300.
It’s a great cause and we hope you consider donating!