Over the past few days, we’ve shared countless videos of celebrity A and celebrity B, pouring water over their heads for a disease known as ALS.
Well meet Anthony Carbajal, the man who has just produced the most thought provoking ALS video yet, for a few reasons.
Unlike the majority of the participants taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Anthony, 26, was recently diagnosed with ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s disease) himself.
He goes on to describe how the disease has tore apart his family, with both his grandma and mother suffering from it.
“I promise your newsfeed will go back to cat videos and ‘Let It Go’ covers, but right now, the ALS community has the main spotlight, and for once in my entire life, I’ve seen it in the forefront.”
It’s a sobering video, and brings everything into perspective. While you can complain about certain celebrities not mentioning the disease at all, or even leaving links to donate, it’s brought the important subject matter to the forefront of most of the social media world’s mind.
And in today’s society, that’s how a message is delivered most effectively.
You can donate to Anthony’s family here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-anthony-with-love/133001
And to ALS in general here: http://www.alsa.org/donate/