“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
Endling is a word for an individual animal that is the last of its species or subspecies.
1912 - 2012
This is the saddest thing I have reblogged in a long time. The very existence of that word is just a quietly heartbreaking thought that remains lingering in my mind long after reading about it.
Liz Climo on Tumblr.
this really cheered me up
Awesome Disney easter eggs you need to know about (by Oh My Disney)
i have trust issues now
Lindsey Stirling takes an unsuspecting crowd on a spontaneous steampunk pirate adventure in her new video,”Master of Tides.”Watch this epic live performance powered by 25 wireless speakers and captured by 15 hidden cameras.
Lindsey Sterling is INTENSE.
//This began the rise of Aperture Science.
SPRTIZ THIS SHIT ON YOUR DICK AND YOUR E HARD FOR LIFE
AS SOMEONE WITH A DICK, THAT IS A BAD IDEA, HOW WOULD YOU PEE
there is now a tinder knock off that instead of matching you with sleazy weird dudes it matches you with dogs looking for a new home
go nuts tumblr
I CAN’T EVEN
THE FEELS AAAUUUUUUUUGH
This is the most bizarre real thing I’ve ever seen… and I want it… I want it so bad…
For those of you who have not seen this yet! ;D
nintendo: lel but on arcade tho
Convert commission for ask-crayon-the-homeless-artist
Is that Wil Wheaton and Alton Brown on the same TV show together?
I think I just nerdgasmed