Well, that escalated quickly...
It started when Jenn Hoff (now at KOIN in Portland) called me out on air to do the #IceBucketChallenge.
Anyway, out of sheer laziness, I bailed on my friend Hannah when she asked to tape the challenge in the morning. I was thinking, "Oh, I don't really need to do that..."
But then as I drove to work, I started to think... "I HAVE to do it!"
I started thinking of the people I knew impacted by ALS. And, then I realized, I was one of them. I did several stories on a girl named Haley Stevens, a high schooler who found out she had ALS days before her 16th birthday. Her doctors had never seen someone so young with that diagnosis. She died at age 17.
I never got to see Haley as a bubbly teenager. I met her when she lost her ability to walk and talk. An entire community was heartbroken when she left us, and I don't want to forget her.
Donate to her walk
So, I mentioned Haley before we did the deed. So thankful for our producer Krystal Webb for letting this happen on air! Though I think any producer would get a kick out of dumping ice cold water on their peeps... by the way... I also donated to Haley's team for the ALS walk in September!
WATCH me take on the #IceBucketChallenge
And I'm so thankful that Mary Jo and Adam Schrager took on the challenge during the morning show! Apparently, the Dane County sheriff Dave Mahoney will be taking it on, too... check back! I hear we might have a new challenge on the night beat, too!!!