I was nominated to do this challenge by Mark Stokes and was happy to step up to help raise awareness for this worthy cause. ALS, also known as  Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a noncontagious, degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. A chronic disorder, it causes a loss of control of voluntary muscles, also affecting the nerves that control speech, swallowing, and limb movements. A cure has not yet been found. You can find out more at the ALS website.

I created this in memory of my late grandpa, Ralph Crawford, who was a victim of this disease.