Christina Cox

#whatwouldyougive to end ALS?
  • My Goal:
  • $500
  • Raised So Far:
  • $237
  • # of Donations:
  • 4
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Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from a couple of summers ago? It raised unprecedented amounts of money for ALS awareness and research. Regrettably I was one of the people who scoffed at the campaign. It wasn't until I read a piece by Sarah Coglianese in the New York Times that I realized what a nightmare this disease is. Further, her daughter Scarlett is Bea's age. I was shaken to think about losing the ability to pick up and hug my children, never mind button their clothes, put a band-aid on a boo boo or tuck them into bed at night. I've been following Sarah's blog "Speed4Sarah" since then and am doing what I can to help her cause. 

On August 7th I will give up the use of my right hand to get an inkling of what it is like to live with ALS. Of course, loss of hands can be an early stage of this horrible disease for most people. So this experience is truly "ALS super-lite." Last summer I gave up my voice for one day. Although it was probably the least inconvenient sacrifice, it was illuminating as I felt invisible and helpless that day. Stay tuned as I will post my observations re: my experiences. 

WHAT IS ALS? ALS is a terminal neurological disease that weakens and paralyzes voluntary muscles, like those in the arms, hands, feet, legs, throat, and lungs. The average patient lives only 2-5 years from diagnosis, but with more attention and funding, we CAN find treatments and an eventual cure for this disease. 

NOTE: There is evidence that this research can be used towards other neurological diseases such as Alzheimers, MS, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. 

I’m doing my part to make ALS history. What would you give to end this disease? Please help me by donating to ALS TDI and advancing ALS research. #whatwouldyougive #letsmakeALShistory

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Christina Cox is fundraising for #whatwouldyougive benefiting ALS Therapy Development Institute.

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from a couple of summers ago? It raised unprecedented amounts of money for ALS awareness and research. Regrettably I was one of the people who scoffed at the campaign. It wasn't until I read a piece by Sarah Coglianese in the New York Times that I realized what a nightmare this disease is. Further, her daughter Scarlett is Bea's age. I was shaken to think about losing the ability to pick up and hug my children, never mind button their clothes, put a band-aid on a boo boo or tuck them into bed at night. I've been following Sarah's blog "Speed4Sarah" since then and am doing what I can to help her cause. 

On August 7th I will give up the use of my right hand to get an inkling of what it is like to live with ALS. Of course, loss of hands can be an early stage of this horrible disease for most people. So this experience is truly "ALS super-lite." Last summer I gave up my voice for one day. Although it was probably the least inconvenient sacrifice, it was illuminating as I felt invisible and helpless that day. Stay tuned as I will post my observations re: my experiences. 

WHAT IS ALS? ALS is a terminal neurological disease that weakens and paralyzes voluntary muscles, like those in the arms, hands, feet, legs, throat, and lungs. The average patient lives only 2-5 years from diagnosis, but with more attention and funding, we CAN find treatments and an eventual cure for this disease. 

NOTE: There is evidence that this research can be used towards other neurological diseases such as Alzheimers, MS, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. 

I’m doing my part to make ALS history. What would you give to end this disease? Please help me by donating to ALS TDI and advancing ALS research. #whatwouldyougive #letsmakeALShistory

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#whatwouldyougive

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ALS Therapy Development Institute

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