Peter Frates, inspiration for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 34

Very sad news but his life and his ice bucket challenge proved to be a huge inspiration and a fantastic fundraiser that helped facilitate breakthroughs in research on ALS:

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/scientists-say-ice-bucket-challenge-enabled-als-research-breakthrough

We made as much progress finding the sources and potential cures in the 5 years since the Ice Bucket Challenge as the 150 years before that. Him and his family did such an amazing job being advocates even while dealing with his own progression of the disease. Iā€™m a little biased, being a representative of the organization, but if you want updates on where the money went: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge-spending.html.

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