Permian Donates To ALS

Permian accepts Ice Bucket Challenge for good cause

Robert Rhoudes, Staff Writter

The faculty and student body where able to raise $4,538 for the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis fundraiser on the week of Sept. 1, 2014.

“I believe it was good for the student body to participate in,” Principal James Ramage said. “It was really good for the amount of time.”

ALS is mostly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. It affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

According to ALS, the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons of the brain in ALS eventually leads to a person’s 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.

As of right now there is no a cure for ALS.

ALS is a very fatal disease. In the U.S. 5,600 people are diagnosed with ALS every year, according to ALS has been known to kill between two to five years after receiving it.


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