I feel that thing again, the hunger.
My name is Donna and I adore Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Sam Claflin, and Joaquin Phoenix.

nofunphillips:

my dad died from ALS when i was 3 years old. he was 36. my mom was 33. that was 30 years ago. now i’m the same age my mom was when my dad died. and there is still no cure for ALS. 

this is what happens when you have ALS: your muscles slowly stop working, one part at a time. for my dad, first he couldn’t use one of his hands. then his arm. then the other arm. then he couldn’t walk. then he couldn’t stand up. then he couldn’t talk. then he couldn’t swallow. then he couldn’t breathe. then he was dead.

this all took about two years. he was diagnosed when i was about one year old. the only memories i have about my dad are of an inert body in a wheelchair or lying in a bed with a bunch of tubes stuck into it. as i was learning to talk, he was losing the ability to speak. as i was learning to walk, he stopped being able to move. my mom often had to choose between who she was going to help go to the bathroom at any given moment: her husband or her toddler.

after my dad died, my mom took over the philadelphia chapter of the ALS association. it consisted of a shoebox full of notecards with names on it. now it is a multi-million dollar organization with a large staff. she is still in charge. my mom is one of the most amazing people on the planet, basically.

these past couple weeks have been mind-boggling. i have openly wept watching so many of these videos. i still don’t completely get how all of this has happened, but now we live in a world in which lil wayne and taylor swift and oprah and justin timberlake and weird al and bill gates talk about ALS. my mom just emailed me this sentence: “lebron james ice bucket challenge.” i mean, IS THIS REAL LIFE?! i just keep saying over and over: holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

so far, it has raised over 10 million dollars… and counting. my mom has spent every single day of her life for the past three decades trying to get this kind of attention and funds for this disease.

i don’t care if it’s a stupid gimmick. i don’t care if people are just doing this because it’s trendy or because they want pats on the back. i don’t care if it’s the new harlem shake. i don’t care if for the rest of my life, when i talk about ALS, i have to say “you know, the ice bucket disease.”

please, everybody, please keep pouring buckets of ice over your heads. please keep donating money. please keep talking about this.

my mom’s chapter:

http://www.alsphiladelphia.org/ 

p.s. the only reason i haven’t done my own ice bucket challenge yet is because i wanted to do it with my mom. we’re seeing each other next week, so it will happen then, i promise.

 

August 20 + 9439
Yay. I thought it was new. I wanted you to have it. That way I knew joshhutchsource would get it too.
Anonymous

That was very nice of you!  <3

August 20 + 1

iamhereforthis:

Escobar: Paradise Lost
Runtime: 120 min.
Single tickets may be purchased, including the red carpet premiere screening on Sept 11, starting August 31st on the TIFF website.

August 20 + 56
Hi Donna! Is this a new Josh Pic? Can't recall seeing it before: twitter(.)com/Tasha3point0/status/501957471905148928
Anonymous

New to me!  How cute is he in that picture?  Thank you so much for sending me the link.  *hug*

August 20 + 6

Sorry I missed you, @jhutch1992! But also not sorry because now this exists. Thanks for obliging those crazies :) (x)

August 20 + 84

gainvapi replied to your post “And with that ice bucket challenge, Liam/Gale »»Josh/Peeta!”

Wait josh did the ice bucket challenge???

Not yet.  Sam will be posting a video of his soon, so Josh needs to get on it.  lol

August 20 + 5
And with that ice bucket challenge, Liam/Gale >>>>Josh/Peeta!
Anonymous

Gale will never be better than Peeta.  EVER.

August 20 + 11
I feel like only the "cool" kids are doing the ice bucket challenge. Maybe Josh isn't cool enough to do it?
Anonymous

Or possibly he’s busy and didn’t know about it.  I still think he will do it.

August 20 + 3

Liam’s Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20 + 2594
  • 1. Post a picture of u?
  • 2. Would you date an 18-year-old at the age you are now?
  • 3. Do you prefer to be friends with girls or boys?
  • 4. Would you ever smile at a stranger?
  • 5. Can you commit to one person?
  • 6. How do you look right now?
  • 7. What exactly are you wearing right now?
  • 8. How often do you listen to music?
  • 9. Do you wear jeans or sweats more?
  • 10. Do you think your life will change dramatically before 2015?
  • 11. Are you a social or an antisocial person?
  • 12. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?
  • 13. Are you good at hiding your feelings?
  • 14. Can you drive a stick shift?
  • 15. Do you care if people talk badly about you?
  • 16. Are you going out of town soon?
  • 17. When was the last time you cried?
  • 18. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
  • 19. If you could change your eye color, would you?
  • 20. Name something you have to do tomorrow?
  • 21. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having.
  • 22. Have you ever liked one of your best friends of the opposite sex?
  • 23. Are you nice to everyone?
  • 24. What are you sitting on right now?
  • 25. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
  • 26. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
  • 27. Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night?
  • 28. Do you get a lot of colds?
  • 29. Have your pants ever fallen down in public?
  • 30. Does anyone hate you?
  • 31. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?
  • 32. Do you like watching scary movies?
  • 33. Are you a jealous person?
  • 34. If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?
  • 35. Did you have a dream last night?
  • 36. Is there anyone you can tell EVERYTHING to?
  • 37. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
  • 38. Do you think someone has feelings for you?
  • 39. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
  • 40. Did you have a good day yesterday?
  • 41. Think back 2 months ago; were you in a relationship?
  • 42. Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
  • 43. If the person you wish to be with were with you, what would you be doing right now?
  • 44. What’s the best part about school?
  • 45. Do you have any pictures on your Facebook?
  • 46. Do you ever pass notes to your friends in school?
  • 47. Do you replay things that have happened in your head?
  • 48. Were you single over the last summer?
  • 49. What are you supposed to be doing right now?
  • 50. Don’t tell me lies, is the last person you texted attractive?
  • SEND ME NUMBERS AND I WILL ANSWER.
August 20 + 578774

idontcareifyoudontbelieveme:

finn  +  apologising

Apologising seems to be extremely important to Finn. Even in cases when he wasn’t at fault (Archie’s date), or when he tells Rae he can’t bear to be just friends with her, he still feels the need to apologise about possibly hurting her feelings. As for Chloe, Finn could have just told her “look, I was drunk, whatever happened happened, sorry but I see you as a friend” but he explained to her his entire “you should never really kiss someone unless you really mean it” concept, and then said he was sorry AGAIN, admitting he fucked up. And even though Chloe acted like it was okay, he went on to say “I felt bad.” before she cut him off. He wasn’t gonna drop it until they were alright. With Big G, Finn didn’t settle for punching and scaring him away, he wanted to hear him apologise to Rae because he hurt her feelings. There’s so much depth in Finn’s character and his tendency to hold himself responsible for things and take the blame is a very dominant part of his personality (and I believe this stems from his mum leaving). I think that Finn hasn’t had it easy, that’s why he’s so introverted when it comes to his feelings and is in a constant state of guilt. But through the hard times, he’s become this honest, righteous boy, who will admit to his mistakes and apologise, who will not shit with your feelings and will always stick up for his loved ones. I don’t know where I’m going with this, but shoutout to Gary and grandma Nelson for raising this fella.

August 20 + 615

Yay!  Francis did the ice bucket challenge!  I love him.  <3

August 19 + 11
True, but Connor, like Josh must get a million tweets a day (mostly from horny fangirls or girls trying to meet Josh through him) so unless he's gotten more nominations he might not have seen them.
Anonymous

I don’t think he gets that many tweets a day, but who knows.

August 19 + 0

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