After seeing our Ice Bucket Challenge video on Facebook last week, AlexaRae Antekeier, a friend of Corey’s from high school who now works for a PR firm in Chicago, sent him a message asking if we would mind if she pitched my ALS story to a couple of news outlets. Corey said it would be fine and less than two hours later a senior editor from TODAY.com, The Today Show’s website, emailed him to set up an interview.
Throughout that day Corey kept sending Mark and I questions about our thoughts on the Ice Bucket Challenge. We were excited but never thought it would be published and then on Sunday morning while we were having brunch at the Lake House in Muskegon with family and friends Mark received an email from Corey saying that our article was up on TODAY.com. As we started to read the article and saw our family’s pictures I started to cry because this ALS journey we are on has brought so many emotional moments that sometimes it seems like I’m watching a movie. My biggest hope is that they continue to find helpful medicines and hopefully someday a cure for ALS and other awful diseases.
Thank you so much for using your talents to help raise awareness for ALS.
We love you!