Pete Frates, Local Legend Who Brought Mass Awareness to ALS, Passes Away At 34

I know this blog exists almost solely for entertainment but considering its roots in the Boston sports and culture scene, I think we’d remiss to not mention this.

Pete Frates, if you don’t know, was a local guy. A north shore kid who went on to play baseball at Boston College, no small feat, and was well on his way to living a fairy tale life until he was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 27. Twenty fucking seven.Rather than throw a pity party for himself he turned the Ice Bucket Challenge into a global sensation, brought mass awareness to ALS and ALS research, and did so while maintaining his whip-smart wit on twitter, etc

The human spirit is a remarkable thing. Pete Frates was a perfect example of that. RIP.


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