My #IceBucketChallenge for Pete Frates and ALS research! #StrikeOutALS @espnSteveLevy @ehardiman @YoungPageviews @PeteFrates3 @momfrates @AndrewFrates_ @StLouisBlues @TeamFrateTrain @BCBirdBall @HockeyHallFame @keeperofthecup @sjp_baseball @BCHockey pic.twitter.com/e6NdYRadc3— Sean McDonald (@Sean_mcdonald74) August 12, 2019
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge that took the nation by storm? From Bollywood celebs, Hollywood celebs to a layman, the Ice Bucket Challenge fever took everyone with them and all the credit goes to the one person who started this challenge and he was none other than Pete Frates who was the former college baseball captain. The idea to start the Ice Bucket Challenge which also known as ALS challenge was to promote awareness of the disease ‘amyotrophic lateral sclerosis’ and to encourage billions for donations to the research because the creator Pete Frates was battling with this ALS disease.
Though the fundraising event was a successful venture and it helped many, it certainly didn’t help for the creator Pete Frates who recently passed away at the age of 34. According to Boston news, the former baseball player diagnosed with the progressive disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and later in 2012 he was diagnosed with Lou Gherig's disease. According to HollywoodLife, a statement was released by Boston College from the Frates family where it was quoted saying, “In his lifetime, he was determined to change the trajectory of a disease that had no treatment or cure.”
For the uninitiated, Ice Bucket Challenge was an activity where people are seen dumping a bucket full of ice water over a person's head, either by another person or self-administered. In this challenge, the person who is performing the challenge nominates two or three people who then perform the same while nominating others. This continues as a chain and hence it created a huge impact back then.
May his soul rest in peace.
Image source: Twitter/ @PeteFrates3
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