When one of the worlds most brilliant minds take part in a social network challenge to raise funds for good cause then you know it has been a successful campaign. The brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking who’s nearly totally paralyzed after being diagnosed with ALS at 21, said that he had pneumonia last year, and it “would not be wise for me to have a bucket of cold water poured over” — referring to the now viral ALS ice bucket challenge. Instead, his children, Robert, Lucy and Tim, volunteered themselves as his proxies.
Hawking urged everyone to donate to the Motor Neurone Disease Association to “eliminate this terrible disease.” According to the ALS Association, the viral fundraising effort has raised about $95 million so far.
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