Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Monkey Man gets wet for a cause

The Monkey Man was challenged by one of the other monkeys in the troop to do a silly thing today.  He was asked to participate in what has become known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The purpose of this activity is to raise awareness and money for a sickness known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  In accepting this challenge, the Monkey Man had a bucket of ice and water dumped on his head. The moment the ice water hit, the Monkey Man's body flinched and seized up, it took his breath away. From the Monkey Man's studies, these are some of the symptoms that monkeys who have ALS feel on a regular basis.

The Monkey Man knows there are many different illnesses and diseases that the monkey doctors are working on finding cures and treatments.  He encourages all monkeys around the world to help when and if they can.

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