Best Ice Bucket Challenge ever! Father with ALS joins his daughter to raise awareness.
Ice bucket challenges have been popping up all over social media this summer in support of ALS. But this video may be the most memorable, because a man that actually has ALS joined his daughter in the challenge.
“I can’t stand by and watch everyone put ice on their heads without joining in myself,” says Kreg Palko, in the video above. “Thank you everyone on behalf of all of us who have ALS. Thank you.”
Kreg Palko has been fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease for more than two years according to his daughter’s Facebook page. He used to be an active man, hiking, skiing, surfing, but ALS has taken that from him.
For everyone that believes that the ice bucket challenge is silly, and doesn’t do anything to help, you are wrong.
The ALS foundation told FOX25 in Boston, they’ve raised $1.35 million nationally from July 29 to August 11.
A spokesperson for the association said they raised $22,000 during the same period in 2013.
That’s all because of the awareness that has come with the ice bucket challenge.
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