When Pete Frates was at the top of his game playing baseball, he was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His mother upon hearing the initial diagnosis screamed in horror, knowing what was to come for her son. ALS is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease affecting the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. Pete was determined not to allow his suffering to be in vain. He was going to fight it every step of the way. He rose to his challenges, advocated for awareness and a cure, and just dealt with it as best, and positively as he could, while living every day as fully as possible. He has done just that too, he turned this bitter lemon into lemonade!
When his friends decided to start the ice bucket challenge in support of finding a cure, raising awareness, and funds, it became a viral internet sensation, joined by many people, celebrities, athletes, even politicians. Now in this video Pete steps up to the plate for his cause, and joins the challenge surrounded by all his loved ones, BEAUTIFUL!!!