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Ice Bucket Challenge Creator Pete Frates Returns Home After Hospital Stay

The 32-year-old former Boston College baseball captain was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012

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    The originator of the famous Ice Bucket Challenge, Pete Frates, will be honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, where the original bucket from the challenge will be displayed. (Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

    The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back home after a spending over a week in the hospital.

    "good to b home," Pete Frates tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, along with a picture showing him surrounded by family.


    Frates, who has raised millions for ALS research, was hospitalized over the Fourth of July weekend.

    The 32-year-old former Boston College baseball captain was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure.

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    How Pete Frates and the Frates family are giving hope to those living with ALS – and earning a place in the Smithsonian. Sue's guest are Nancy and John Frates of the ALS Foundation and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

    (Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017)

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $220 million when it took off worldwide on social media in 2014.


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