I was tagged by two awesome friends Leah and Erika to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. With a full heart, I half accepted. Some reasons why: check out these wise words from my friend Ardith. If I'm being honest, I think the attention that ALS is getting through this campaign is much needed, but right now there are other issues in our country that also need our attention. (And, I don't have a bucket.)
And in the spirit of other folks who are in my heart right now, I want to introduce you to Chris Connors and William Lanier. Two months after marrying my friend Kristin, Chris was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. Funds raised will go to support Chris, Kristin, and their family to make this difficult time as comfortable as possible. William is one of my all-time favorite students. He was diagnosed with colorectal cancer this past June. He dreams big, his heart is big, and I believe his future will be big.
So in the spirit of "loving without limits" I made three donations today. And because I also love the spirit of a challenge, Laura Pasquini -- you and Fiachra are up!