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Photographer Anthony Carbajal and the Greatest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video Yet

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We have all seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos flooding our Facebook feeds and various social platforms the last couple weeks. If you have grown annoyed by them please remember that the cause is real and the people affected by the disease truly do appreciate all the extra support they have received from the exposure the challenge has created. Here is an incredible video featuring photographer Anothony Carbajal explaining the disease and the harsh truth behind it. 

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord (via ALS.org). Anthony was diagnosed with ALS in Janurary of 2014 and has taken on the disease full time to the detriment of his photography business, but hopes to continue his love for shooting despite his diagnosis. His passion for helping others and making sure to spread all the love he has to those in need is incredible and admirable.

His video immediately made me laugh, but also made me recognize the absolute pain that comes with this terrible disesase. My wife’s grandmother had passed from ALS  just before I had met her, making it a very emotional topic to her family and for myself. Having never heard of the disease 8 years ago its very present how real it effects an entire family. For some, it might be seen as annoying but just remember for any cause its incredible to see the added outreach from everyday people that may not have known about the disease. The enormous outreach the Ice Bucket Challenge so far has helped the ALS Association reach $22.9 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time frame last year. For more information please visit ALSA.org

A huge thank you goes out to Anthony for helping spread awareness about ALS and also for wearing a bikini for the cause. 

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