By now, most of you have seen many videos of people dumping ice water over their heads. I am no different. I have seen at least one hundred videos and even did one myself. Each video meant something for the person doing it. But what took place at a golf outing brought me to tears. I have been part of a golf outing for 20 years. Actually, this would have been the 20th year. But due to my progression, I could not make it. I went the last three or four years and was just driven around the course watching, but I was still a part of the fun. Fathers are now bringing sons and I had hoped to be part of that experience, but that was not in the cards. I challenged the golfers at the outing to do an ice bucket challenge since I couldn’t be there. Little did I know that my good friend who runs the outing, Scott, had already put the wheels in motion. He challenged the golfers to try and raise $100 each. What happened brought me to tears. If they each raised the minimum amount, the total would have been about $3,000. But the final amount raised was almost $13,000. That is not a typo. Friends, friends of friends, and their friends came together to make a difference in my family’s life. My wife and I were overwhelmed with their love and support. All we can do is say thank you, which doesn’t seem like enough. So, now what? The ice has melted and millions of dollars have been raised. More studies will be funded and many more families will be helped. We all want a cure tomorrow but it won’t happen overnight. Progress is being made and will continue to, especially if those who are now aware of ALS and donated to the cause decide to stay engaged with it. For my family and I, we are forever changed and now have some extra funds to help with my medical costs all because of a group of golfers who were challenged and went beyond the norm. Once again, thank you.