the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
Not for me personally, but there has been a lot of loss and grief today and it really pains me to see that people are going through these situations at this time. Not just for Robin Williams’ passing, but there have been others that left too soon as well.
Praying for everyone right now, I can’t imagine how hard of time it is right now :/