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Why You Should Care About ALS And The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Why You Should Care About ALS And The Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Over the past few weeks, the rage across the Internet has been the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in order to raise awareness for the disease ALS. Many people have seen those videos (and you may have even made one yourself), but not many people know what ALS is, where it comes from, and what it actually does. So, instead of just dumping a bucket of ice water on our heads, let's actually educate ourselves about the issue. Here are some facts about ALS and why you should care about it and why you should want it eradicated.The nerve cells that ALS attacks are the lower motor neurons which carry about a wide range of functions such as moving the limbs, swallowing, and breathing. It doesn't affect the brain, just the motor neurons, so cognitive functions usually remain norm...