— Domani Spero
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#ALSIceBucketChallenge accepted! In honor of former US Ambassador Paul Cellucci http://t.co/aNACCCeLxa #cdnpoli @UMassMedNow #Massachusetts
— Bruce A. Heyman (@BruceAHeyman) August 15, 2014
Paul Cellucci was the U.S. ambassador to Canada from April 17, 2001 – March 18, 2005.
What is ALS? “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.”
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- Tick tock: Clock ticking on Burris’ icy challenge to PM (ipolitics.ca)
- UMass Medical Chancellor, Doctor Take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ To Honor Late Gov. Cellucci (boston.cbslocal.com)
- Bill Gates ALS Challenge (kamer360.com)
- Is The Ice Bucket Challenge More About Vanity Than Charity? (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Dramatic growth of grafted stem cells in rat spinal cord (sciencedaily.com)