Our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video
Hey Everyone -
We just took the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and money to fight ALS! Watch the video here
. (It's awesome and has some super cool slow mo!) We are proud of all the charity work we do at Rooster Teeth, but I wanted to take a moment to tell you about how this particular cause affects me personally.
About a year ago, my dad was diagnosed with ALS. Before that I didn't know much about it, only that it's generally known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease" and that it's very serious.
Since then, I’ve learned that it is an extremely debilitating and ultimately fatal condition, and that there is no known cure and basically no effective treatment. It not only affects the person suffering, but in many ways the entire family. In our case, my dad and stepmom are currently in the process of moving, because he is no longer able to safely move about in the home that they’ve lived in for many years.
Thankfully, my dad is pretty tough, and with a little help from the VA, our family has the resources to cope with most of the changes that ALS has forced up on us. But there are a lot of families that aren’t as lucky as ours, and - more to the point - ALS is a disease that no one should ever have to endure.
So thank you for watching and sharing our video
. We hope it inspires you to take the ice bucket challenge yourself, or to make a donation to find a cure for ALS
. We’re nominating our friends the Barenaked Ladies, the Rock, and of course the Rooster Teeth Community to take up the challenge next. We know you guys will do us proud. You always do.
My own family, and my Rooster Teeth family, sincerely appreciate your support.