|First training swim was 1.5km in 30 min (no visibility!)|
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis causes muscle wasting that will incapacitate, and eventually kill you. Its causes are not known. Anyone can get it. ALS is a rare disease in terms of death but the most common motor-degenerative disorder. (Stephen Hawking has it.)
As part of my swim, I have pledged to raise €400 ($450). Some people have already donated €100+ in my name (yay!)
If you would like to donate towards ALS research, then there are a few ways to go:
- You can donate directly through this Dutch-language portal. (They take credit cards, and the process is pretty clear.)
- You can send money to me via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bitcoin (1JWQBHcPqubgik38oqLt2D9YrViY1YNLzp), which I will deposit under your name.
- You can hire me as a consultant (or guest speaker) on any water issues of interest. The "ALS Special" is half price ($50-150) for one hour, max.
Bottom Line: Forget the bucket challenge. I'm swimming to raise money for ALS!
* Here's a video of the course, with beats: