The Ice Bucket Challenge


After a week of family fun with our out of town guests, my daughter Kelly and my sister-in-law Patti came up with the idea of doing a big Ice Bucket Challenge with some family and friends before our visiting family members head back to Florida. If you don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge raises money for ALS research by challenging people to either dump a bucket of ice water over their heads or donate $100 to the ALS Association.

So yesterday afternoon Mark, Bryan, Kelly, Ashley, Chris, Harrison, Patti, Luz, Vicki, Billy, Anouk, Christopher, Monica, Landon, Skylar, Jan Harris, Colleen and Greg Paquin, Nancy Paquin and I went out to the boat dock and participated in the challenge. I don’t think anybody thought to include me in the actual challenge, so I volunteered. After everybody else had gone, Mark stood me up and Bryan and Kelly dumped buckets of cold water over our heads. It was beautiful.

To keep the challenge going, I would like to call out the following three groups and give them one week to pour ice water over their heads or donate money to the ALS Association.

  1. My friends and former colleagues at Transnation Title in Muskegon.
  2. The entire Beckman family.
  3. The entire Lambert family.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this silly and wonderful challenge. Because of you someday there will be hope for people with this disease.

7 thoughts on “The Ice Bucket Challenge

  1. Fabulous video!
    Thanks so much for sharing your life and your ALS journey.
    Just signed up to follow. Even though I don’t know most of the folks who visit here with you, I do know about ALS. I also know I can learn from your writing and way of processing life. I think you and my sister Diane would have gotten along famously. Thanks for visiting the blog earlier today.

  2. Nothing but happy thoughts and hugs coming your way! I love that you’re living each moment! Here’s to a cure for ALS!!

  3. I am participating in a walk for ALS on the 27th of September. My uncle Jerry Detamore has ALS also. Walking for a cure……

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