Ice Bucket Challenge

August 15, 2014

I don’t care if this ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is getting out of control. I think it’s great. It’s for a wonderful cause and I can’t imagine being the person who comes up with an idea that goes viral like this one.

There have been more than 1 million unique videos posted on Facebook related to this challenge. The movement has raised more than $5.5 million for the ALS Association since July 29, compared to $32,000 in the same period last year (as reported by TIME).

I accepted this challenged and I passed it on to my friends and my son, Austin, who went on to challenge his siblings.

My boys, Owen and Austin, posted their videos on their respective Instagram accounts. Imagining how to link that up to this WordPress blog gives me a headache so you’ll have to search it out yourself.

I did record Jaycee’s myself (in the wrong direction). Enjoy both my video and hers below.


Written by Heidi Woodard

4 responses to Ice Bucket Challenge


    Your reactions were priceless! Yours, Owen’s and especially Jaycee’s! I couldn’t find Austin’s video, but I can only imagine! I commend you for taking on this challenge and getting your whole family involved. Well, I didn’t see Ryan get soaked, but technically, he wasn’t officially challenged, so I suppose he gets a pass. I want you and your kids to know that everything you do in life makes a difference…even dumping a bucket of water over your head. So, you inspired me to donate $50 to the Midwest Chapter of the ALS Association. $10 for each member of your family who endured the bucket. Well, $10 for the four of you who did and I threw in $10 dollars of guilt money for Ryan. I wouldn’t have thought to donate had you not done this challenge, so thanks!

    The ALS Association Keith Worthington Chapter – Serving Kansas, Nebraska and Western/Central Missouri


    All I’m thinkin’ is, Quadzilla, you been doin’ lunges…