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Despite All The Odds, A Father With ALS Walks His Daughter Down the Aisle.

Lindsay Nieto’s father was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) when she was just 15-years-old, so she quietly made peace with the fact that he would never be able to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.

Ten years later, 56-year-old Augie Nieto, was by his daughter’s side every step of the way when she married Chris Williams in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Defying the average prognosis of two to five years of survival for those with ALS, Augie helped escort Lindsay up the grassy incline to the altar while harnessed to an aluminum scaffolding that helped keep him upright for the emotional ceremony.

(Source: Bridal Guide Magazine)

After getting diagnosed with ALS, Augie created a foundation called Augie’s Quest, which has raised nearly $40 million since 2006 to help find a cure for ALS.

Share this very determined father with your friends and family below.

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This Man’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video Is The Most Powerful So Far. Wow.

With popular trends it can be really easy to forget what started them all, or why we are doing them, say like dumping ice cold water all over our heads. But the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that everyone has been joining in on the last week has done wonders for raising awareness to the terrible disease.

Most of us before this viral campaign was created had no idea what it was like to live with ALS or the fear some people live with knowing that it runs in their family and they could be diagnosed with it one day. Which is why this man’s video below is probably the most important ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video to date.

Watch as Anthony shows us a bit more of how it feels to live with ALS every day after he takes the challenge himself, and believe you me, you’re going to want to hear what he has to say. Bring the tissues.

(Source: Anthony Carbajal)

I bet many of you are getting real bored of these Ice Bucket videos by now but here’s the reality, showing a straight PSA about ALS wasn’t resulting in enough change. While the challenge may trivialize the illness to some, it has done more for the cause than anything of late, having raised more than $70 million as of today to the ALS Association. Apart from all the money raised, many have taken the incentive to learn more about the disease.

If you haven’t done so already, you can make a donation to the ALS Association here, and don’t forget to challenge your friends to do the same!

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These Ice Bucket Challenge Fails Should Have Just Stuck To Donating.

You’ve probably noticed that a bunch of your Facebook friends have been dumping freezing cold water on their heads lately. Dubbed “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” the tepid trend became popular earlier this summer as a way to promote awareness and raise funds for people who have been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

The idea is that once someone challenges you, you then have 24 hours to complete the challenge yourself or donate $100 to the ALS Association. When you’ve completed either of those tasks, or possibly both, you then pass the challenge along to your unsuspecting friends.

Sounds simple, right? Well, not for these guys. They should have just stuck to donating. Brace yourself for some serious fail…

1.) This guy who couldn’t even make it to the tub.

2.) This sneak attack gone wrong.

3.) Wait, which one was supposed to take the challenge?

4.) This guy took the ice part a little too seriously.

5.) These uncoordinated besties.

6.) This guy who maybe doesn’t know what a bucket is.

7.) The unfortunate attempts shown at the end of this video.

8.) I have a feeling she asked her brother to help with this one.

Man Suffering From ALS Does The Ice Bucket Challenge. And Has The Best Reaction.

David Kurt McClain has had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for over 12 years, but despite being completely immobilized by this horrible disease, David has maintained a positive attitude which he says is due to his faith and his personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

His son Ben says he continues to encourage and inspire hundreds of people each and every day with his positive outlook on life and kind spirit, so the next logical step was to encourage hundreds of thousands by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and show the world how much this viral campaign is doing to raise awareness of the disease and those who suffer from it.

(Source: Ben McClain)

This is the video everyone needs to see in the midst of this Ice Bucket Challenge trend. It clearly shows the real reason behind it all, to spread awareness for ALS, as well as showing what it’s like living with it.

If you would like to donate and help David (Tex) purchase a wheelchair van and cover medical costs, then please visit this page, and if you haven’t done so already, you can make a donation to the ALS Association here. Don’t forget to challenge your friends to do the same!