ALS insensitivity


Dear Editor,

I was pretty surprised to read the comment in the “Thoughts on the ALS ice bucket challenge” feature, said by another UTM student: “You temporarily feel what ALS is like.”

I don’t have the disease myself, but I doubt that the feeling of pouring cold water on one’s head on a hot summer’s day is similar to the devastating paralysis that some people with ALS experience. I don’t believe that students’ opinions should be censored in that section, but I hope that people will think twice before making comments that might undermine another person’s suffering, whether intentionally or not.


Danielle Radu