I chose this because over the past few months the ice bucket challenge has been all over the media. I wanted to learn about what it does to a human and how it affect you. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis often referred to the Lou Gehrig’s Disease.Lou Gehrig was a first baseman for the NewYork Yankees from 1923 to 1939.He died on June 2 1941 with the ALS disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Neurodegenerative is a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain. ALS is a disease that that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.