Recently, the Olean Times Herald featured a piece about one of Hearts for ALS NY’s pALS, Deb Quinn, and how she and her family are currently participating in an ALS study due to donations received through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Please read the piece below, or click here for the link on the Olean Times Herald Website:
WELLSVILLE — Remember this past summer when millions of people from across the globe participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge by dumping a bucket of freezing cold water on themselves and vowing to donate to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research?
The campaign brought awareness to this progressive neurodegenerative disease — often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and the $100 million-plus in donations raised for ALS research through the challenge is making a difference for at least one Allegany County family.
The Quinns — Deb, Kristin and Dustin — a family from Wellsville, say they are seeing firsthand the benefit this global event. (more…)