Most Shared

Weather Alert

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT MONDAY

A Wind Advisory will be in effect for the entire Tri-State from 7am to 10pm Monday. Sustained winds will range between 25 and 35mph, and wind gusts may exceed 50 mph through Monday night.

WEATHER ALERT

Weather Alert Radar

Health Updates

Health Updates

 
text size

Health Alert: Patient issues billion dollar bucket challenge

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 05:34 PM EDT
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Liz Bonis) -- A mother in Anderson said donate where you wish but let's raise the stakes on this ice bucket challenge.

Shirley Schmelzle talked with Local 12 at her home in Anderson through her friend Pat.  She spoke about a billion dollar bucket challenge,  Shirley was diagnosed with ALS five years ago.  She already defied the odds and even though she can't use her own voice because the neuromuscular disorder attacks the vocal cords, her spirit, attitude and passion to find a cure speaks volumes.

Pat said for Shirley, "I have determined to use the time I have to make a difference."

Wednesday, August 20 Shirley's neighborhood completed the ice bucket challenge in her honor.  "Together," they say, "we can keep this challenge going to raise a billion dollars for new research."


Follow Liz Bonis on Twitter @lbonis1 and LIKE her on FacebookHealth Alert: Patient issues billion dollar bucket challenge


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 

Ask the TriHealth Expert

Do you have a health question for Liz Bonis and the doctors, nurses and health providers from the TriHealth system? Fill out the form below to send to Liz Bonis and the Ask The Expert Team at TriHealth and you could see your question answered on LOCAL 12!
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.
Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!