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This Heartbreaking Ice Bucket Challenge Video Is the Best One Yet

Originally posted on TIME:

Some skeptics have slammed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, writing it off as a silly social media fad, a waste of water and just another example of “slacktivism” that allows people to feel good about themselves without really doing much.

If you agree with the critics, the video above might change your mind. It was created by 26-year-old Anthony Carbajal, who explains that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) runs in his family. His grandmother had it, his mother currently lives with it, and he himself was diagnosed just five months ago.

In this very emotional video, Carbajal shows just how challenging and devastating life with this insidious disease really is as he takes care of his mom. His message for the haters and the skeptics? The Ice Bucket Challenge is actually an incredibly positive force.

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August 20, 2014

I saw this when I got in to my work station this morning :D . Ate Kristal gave me this in exchange of the gift I gave them yesterday. :D

Sweet letter!
Sweet letter!

When we had lunch, Velz invited us to walk around outside… maybe go to a store etc.

We ended going to the Mercury Drugstore and I bought my all time fave goodies in there :D Nom nom!

Kimy Banana and Kinder JOY egg!
Kimy Banana and Kinder JOY egg!
Ann and Velz were exchanging story when they couldn't help but notice how indulged I am while eating my Ice Cream.
Ann and Velz were exchanging stories when they couldn’t help but notice how indulged I am while eating my Ice Cream.

Fun, fine day at the office indeed! :D