To wonder what the hell MNDA are thinking with this poster?
WoonerismSpit · 24/06/2015 13:36
It reads like they are saying if Michael had performed the ice bucket challenge, he would never have been diagnosed. Like some sort of MND karma.
Obviously they can't mean that, but AIBU to think that it has been worded spectacularly badly?
RachelWatts · 24/06/2015 13:40
I saw someone ranting about that poster on FB a while ago.
Apparently, it's a direct quote - the guy on the poster actually said those words, although I can't help thinking he must have said quite a lot of other words as well which would have given some context.
MNDA have more posters in this campaign which are better.
cuntycowfacemonkey · 24/06/2015 13:41
Bloody hell! Even if those were his own words what a stupid thing to put on a poster. I didn't do the ice bucket challenge either, doesn't mean I don't care about people with MND and doesn't mean I am now more likely to get MND.
Reads like one of those awful chain letters "now write to 10 more people or you will have bad luck" shame on them
SummerHouse · 24/06/2015 14:05
I think the message is that he dismissed it as a prank/ he did not see it as relevant to him/ he now sees the importance of raising awareness as hence is part of a poster campaign. Its controversial but I would never have seen this otherwise. He is clearly ok with it and he has just been diagnosed. I am in two minds.
cuntycowfacemonkey · 24/06/2015 14:11
TBH it wasn't until long after the ice bucket challenge craze died down I even realised it was raising awareness about MND. I dunno it's like those make up free selfies everyone was posting, everyone's talking about the selfies but noone's actually talking about the disease it's meant to be hi lighting.
SummerHouse · 24/06/2015 14:30
I saw the video of why the challenge started (in the US by a man who had been diagnosed who had previously looked after his mum with the condition.)
I had freezing water and ice chucked on me and I donated. They raised millions. Its a small charity and that money means a lot.
If some people did it without knowing what for that's no bad thing.
BeaufortBelle · 24/06/2015 14:40
Why's it awful? I didn't know the ice bucket challenge raised money for MND. I think it also draws a parallel with probability. It is probable and easy to do the ice bucket challenge. It is improbable that a fit young man who might so easily have done the challenge has been diagnosed with MND. As I read it, it raises consciousness about a very serious life limited disease.
DoJo · 24/06/2015 23:12
I also read it as 'I didn't appreciate the importance of the campaign last year, but now I am living proof that awareness needs to be raised even by those who may not be interested.'
I can see how you could interpret it as a sign of 'karma', but presumably his is just one way of representing the challenges that awareness campaigns face, and perhaps his story might resonate with some people.
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