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Ice Bucket Challenge: Fairborn Couple Calls out Mayors, Police, Fire
FAIRBORN-- You might have already seen it on your Facebook feed, or heard about it from friends; the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" is sweeping social media and doing more than just making people very cold.
The goal of the frigid challenge is to raise awareness and money for ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease).
"It just seemed like our life was going to be over," said Melinda Cotterman outside her Fairborn home, then she paused, "...Our golden years were gone."
Cotterman was heartbroken when her husband Barry was diagnosed with ALS. The couple was about to retire together when Barry's symptoms started in 2005. She couldn't believe it, buff Barry, who worked for General Motors lifting car bumpers for a living.
"He is having difficulty with his breathing now so he's on oxygen 24/7," Melinda said, "And he used to be a pretty muscular man he was pretty buff. As you can see he's lost a lot of his muscle, he has hardly any muscle left. And that's what happens with ALS. Like with any disease, they need the research!"
That's where the ice bucket challenge comes in. It starts with a bucket filled with ice and cold water. The challenge; either douse yourself with all that ice, or donate to ALS research. Afterward, post a video to social media and challenge someone else.
The challenge has reached cities across the nation. Even celebrities are soaking themselves.
Since the craze started in July, the ALS Association says they have raised more than $5.5 million.
In Fairborn, Barry Cotterman muscled out a challenge-- to his wife. She accepted, willing to take on the cold for the hope of more time with her husband of 32 years.
Called out to the Ice Bucket Challenge by Melinda Cotterman:
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
Fairborn Mayor Dan Kirkpatrick
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Fairborn Police and Fire Departments
Those who were challenged have 24 hours to respond.
To donate to ALS research: www.alsa.org
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