julie, 21; fifty shades of cray fangirling

The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

quirky-oats:

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

Its a motor neuron disease….it causes degeneration of motor neurons and consequently progressive atrophy of associated muscle tissues( ALL OF YOUR MUSCLES) and supporting cells. No single test for diagnosing ALS exists.

Symptoms include weakness, speech problems, overactive reflexes, spasticity, and inappropriate emotionality. Disease onset usually begins in the limbs (termed spinal onset), although about a quarter of ALS patients have “bulbar” onset… wich means they’ll lose the control of their diaphragma and they’ll lose the ability to breath on their own…FOREVER.

The worst part is that during this process they can feel everything….. On my 1st year of residency (internal medicine), i had a patient with ALS… He had 430 days in the hospital! because he was connected to the mechanical ventilator. He couldn’t move anymore… he would blink to say yes or no, and sometimes he would smile a little. By the end of the year.. he couldn’t even blink. Thats the sad part of this disease, you see them losing all kind of movement while they can FEEL everything, this disease doesn’t affect the “sensitive” neurons.

So not such thing as numbness….

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red-white-andjew:

preppy is preppy, and whether its big city blair waldorf style, new england class, or southern belle, all that matters is that you do you and feel good doing it

perigilpin:

i hate when people get all preachy and tell u that money won’t make you happy bc like actually it would solve a whole fucking ton of my problems thank u very much

"He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim," Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion.  All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not.  They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered "hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children.  "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved," Bacall has said.  The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer.  Wrote Bacall: "No one has written a romance better than we lived it."  —People magazine

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"… it’s not the dates that matter. It’s the dash."

hartnellss:

Rest in Peace, Lauren Bacall.
September 16, 1924 - August 12,2014

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

tracylord:


Lauren Bacall, Hollywood’s Icon of Cool, Dies at 89
Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 89. [x]

The world has lost one of its last and most iconic legends, we will never forget you. This is a darker place without you - Rest in Peace Betty Joan Perske

tracylord:

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood’s Icon of Cool, Dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 89. [x]

The world has lost one of its last and most iconic legends, we will never forget you. This is a darker place without you - Rest in Peace Betty Joan Perske