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www.wmfd.com - The wildly-popular Ice Bucket Challenge is accomplishing what its creators set out to do, to raise awareness of and money for research into a cure for A-L-S, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. }}" />

   
 
 
Local ALS Patient Thrilled With Ice Bucket Challenge

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 8/25/2014

The wildly-popular Ice Bucket Challenge is accomplishing what its creators set out to do, to raise awareness of and money for research into a cure for A-L-S, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. 38-year-old Beth Castlevetre of Ontario suffers from the terminal disease. She spoke on MIX-106 FM, and to WMFD-TV, about the huge financial impact of people dumping water over their heads. A-L-S was first heard of when Lou Gehrig's baseball career was cut short at the age of 37, way back in 1939. Beth Castlevetre says she's "hanging in there" and taking life day to day, knowing she doesn't have much time left. She's also grateful for the many people who wish her well and are trying to better understand A-L-S.

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