Remember the inspirational ice bucket challenge and Pete Frates? Sadly Frates who helped start the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise money and awareness for ALS has passed away.
Pete Frates, who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research, has died at age 34. https://t.co/AeKCOxOOTQ
— ESPN (@espn) December 9, 2019
Source— Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.
Frates died peacefully, surrounded by his family, they said in a statement.
“A natural born leader and the ultimate teammate, Pete was a role model for all, especially young athletes, who looked up to him for his bravery and unwavering positive spirit in the face of adversity,” the family said. “He was a noble fighter who inspired us all to use our talents and strengths in the service of others.”
Thoughts and prayers to the family of Pete Frates. He helped what became a viral sensation for a great cause and helped spread awareness, compassion in love. The amount of people who participated in the ALCS ice bucket challenge really showed the power of human kind, and the power of the internet and Pete helped start it. May he rest in peace.