Last month there was a viral trend floating around the entire world called the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge“. Essentially people would have to freeze a large bucket of water, then place ice into that bucket of water and let the ice melt. Those who did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge would then pour that water down upon themselves to understand what it would feel like to have ALS, to have zero control on moving your body. Those who wished to not perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge would then have to donate a minimum of $10.
This viral trend brought more awareness to ALS then anyone thought would ever happen. Millions of young adults and adults from Northern America, Europe and Asia did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Millions of other young adults & adults donated the minimum amount of $10. Millions upon millions of dollars were put towards ALS Research.
This means that now people know about one of the worst diseases known to the human body and that millions of dollars has been raised for ALS Research. This viral trend could of very well lead to finding a way to cure ALS in the future. Still to this day the “ALS Foundation” is receiving large donations and people are continuing to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It just goes to show that the internet can be a powerful movement that can change the lives of people all around the world.