Ice bucketing a small price to pay for a cure
JUDGING by the reactions of some people when they do the ice bucket challenge you'd think it'd be a pretty awful experience.
I won't lie, it wasn't pleasant.
Yesterday afternoon NewsMail reporter Emily Prain and I dutifully filled six buckets with ice and water and sat down to meet our fate.
After both being nominated to do the challenge, the NewsMail ran an auction on our Facebook page for the chance to tip a bucket of ice cold water over our heads - with the money going to Queensland charity MND and Me.
The winning bidders - Kathy Prain and Barry Fensom - ended up giving the honours to other people, but it didn't make it any less cold.
It wasn't so much the cold water, but the ice itself that was what I had a problem with.
We possibly didn't quite smash the ice cubes up enough, so I had several decent sized lumps hit me in the back of the head.
And once that cold water started to soak into my clothes, they started to cling to me, giving me nowhere to get away from the cold.
But you know what?
I bet having three buckets of ice cold water dumped on me absolutely pales in comparison with what sufferers of motor neurone disease go through.
They are robbed of their ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe on their own.
The more money that is raised to help find a cure for this awful disease, the better.
I'd go through the ice bucket challenge again in a heartbeat, to help continue to raise awareness for MND.