I was trying to stay undercover. I had an idea about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge when I caught glimpses of videos, and, yes, my interest grew when some of my favorite musicians and celebrities took on buckets of ice. But still, would have preferred to have made a donation online, rather than be called out by a friend to take on freezing water and make a video.
So what changed my perspective? Corey Griffin, and his tragic accident on Nantucket last week. The news headlines, and stories I’ve heard from friends, are gut-wrenching, spiritual and inspiring. His dedication to raise money for ALS, and his friendship with Pete Frates is a reason to keep the awareness going.
So when my friend Mary Beth nominated me, I accepted.
Others have asked what some of my favorite challenges have been? Here they are:
Added 8/22 7:51pm: But so far, my nephew/(cousin, really) gets an A+ for originality! Way to go Justin!