In 2012, ALS robbed Darrell Haymore of nearly all of his physical abilities. It started with weakness in his legs, then his hips. Shortly after, he could no longer walk. He also has to use a machine to help him breathe. His lungs are perfectly fine, but his diaphragm no longer works correctly. There is no cure for ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Haymore is just one of many people afflicted by the disease.
Almost everyone from celebrities, television reporters and anchors to your neighbor are doing what has become a national fundraiser - the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness.
Here are some of the many #IceBucketChallenge participants in the past week or so, WATCH:
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is now a member of the "Ice Bucket Challenge" club. He rounded up his coaching staff to help him raise awareness as part of the viral fundraiser for the ALS Association. VPC
The ice bucket challenge is all over Facebook and Twitter. So it only figures that the heads of those companies and other tech giants join in the viral ALS campaign. VPC
The ice bucket challenge continues to take over Facebook news feeds across the country. The challenge is raising awareness and money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. VPC
It's not just people on your Facebook news feed taking the viral Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. These TV reporters challenged each other, and got soaked in the process, all for a good cause! VPC