ALS #IceBucketChallenge

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The private money lenders for personal loans bad credit other day I cruising around facebook and I saw an article with the headline “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Kills Babies”  I was like “whaaaat the what?!” and followed the link to an article stating that ALSA uses embryonic stem cells in their research.  While the headline was extreme and misleading to say the least, I decided to small personal loan for people with bad credit do a little research of my own.  A few days later, the handsome homesteader and I were nominated to participate by his sister.  Here is what I found out.

ALS is a terrible disease.  It affects the nervous system and can lead to paralysis and eventually death.   This is from the ALSA website:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” 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.”

ALSA does support cash advance in maricopa az and utilizes embryonic stem cell research (however they say they only use grant money to fund stem cell research).  That means that an embryo is created in a lab and stem cells are harvested 4-5 days after fertilization.  If you are pro life, you probably have an issue with this practice.  However, embryonic stem cells can also roadloan be harvested from umbilical cords.  Although, it appears that ALSA does not use this method.   Another issue that is unclear to me is how much money from my donation will be used to fund research or go to people who are suffering from ALS.  The best information I could find was around 28%. 

Now….I don’t want to be a jerk about it and be all like “Nope.  I’m too cool and hipstery online application for personal loan to participate in something popular”, but I don’t want to fund something that goes against what I think is right either.  So I started to look for a charity to donate to that would not go against any of my beliefs.  I found a couple resources and I’ll share them with you.

The John Paul II Medical Research Institute supports Adult Stem Cell research and personal loans in moline il even includes a link to donate to ALS research.  They claim that over 50% of donations go towards research.  They are also located in my home state of Iowa.

The American Life League is a pro life organization that has a list of charities that are considered “safe” for pro life donators.

Always do your research before donating.  Find out how much of your dollar goes towards research and always make sure you are OK with the practices of your chosen charity.  It did not take me long to find the information I was looking for……a quick internet search brought me to hundreds of pages that had information.

So challenge accepted Miss Amelia…….look for our video later this кондиционеры сплит системы с установкой в витебске weekend

Happy Homesteading!



2 thoughts on “ALS #IceBucketChallenge

  1. well done! I have not participated or supported the ice bucket challenge for the same reasoning you presented here. But you took it one step further and found something positive, and a way to bring light to the media hype. thanks!

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