The Cup of Cold Water Challenge, by Debra Chew


Photo from Google Images

Photo from Google Images

In this article Debra Chew, who is a colleague, is challenging us to entertain the possibility that we each have the ability to offer a more spiritual type of support for the cure of ALS, as well as for other diseases.  Here is Debra. . .   

People all over the world have been participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Recently, my own daughters were nominated to have a bucket of ice poured on their head and send $10 to the ALS Foundation.  And they accepted it.

Amazingly, this challenge has raised millions of dollars to support finding the cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerate disease.  At this time, the millions the ASL Foundation receives hasn’t resulted in finding a cure, but much of the money is spent to find ways to comfort those with ALS and support the family members who must care for them.

As the Ice Bucket Challenge gained momentum, I asked myself: is this the only way to find a cure?  When a family member actually nominated me to participate in the ‘challenge,’ I wondered if perhaps I could offer an additional way- a spiritual approach – to contribute to finding a cure for this disease.

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