We can all stop challenging our friends and celebrities. The pinnacle has been reached. The trend can advance no further. Harrison Ford has undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS.
Ford recently posted the video, taken at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to YouTube, where he set up his own channel to host it. For now, it is the only video Ford has posted. Shooting the video without using a leg brace or crutch as he had in recent weeks, the 72-year-old actor seems to have fully recovered from the broken leg he suffered on the set of Star Wars Episode VII.
In the 30-second video, Ford mentions that he was challenged by Dr. Paul Cox, a leading researcher in the fight against ALS. Cox is a staff member with The Institute for EthnoMedicine in Jackson, Wyoming. Before dunking himself, Ford them challenged a handful of doctors to take on the challenge, including Dr. Randy Sherman, a friend of Ford’s and a volunteer with Operation Smile.
Ford is not the first member of the Star Wars Episode VII cast to take the challenge to raise awareness of ALS. Mark Hamill posted his own video earlier this week, and also challenged his cast mates to follow suit. He was challenged by actress Daisy Ridley in her own video, who also appears in Episode VII but whose role in the sequel is still a secret. Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the film saga, also took the challenge with his wife Angie.
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