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The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

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chrisgildart:

I remember watching the behind the scenes on this show. The creator of the show said that they got so much fan mail saying this show was the most realistic hospital show.

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snarkandsparkles:

i’m trying rly hard to be body positive but it’s so easy to think that if i had a flatter stomach my life would be better and i know that’s irrational my stomach isn’t the problem my stomach didn’t do anything wrong my belly is cute and warm and squishy and comfy and friendly and is not the source of the problems in my life i just need to believe that more