October 24, 2014
Stephen Hawking takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Stephen Hawking has become the latest celebrity to take part in the ice bucket challenge aiming at rasing money to combat the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease.
The world-renowned professor who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease has appeared in a youtube video explaining his family advised him “it would not be wise” to take the challenge personally as he suffered a pneumonia in 2013.
It is his children Robert, Lucy and Tim who accepted the challenge along with him, “gallantly” volunteering to have a bucket of freezing, icy water thrown over their heads.