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In 2014, over 17 million people participated in the challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS. Peter Frates played baseball and was beloved by many; his parents and wife Julie recall his ALS diagnosis.
ALS has no known cause or cure; Peter decided to try to raise $1 billion to fight ALS. Julie recalls her wedding vows and Peter walking her down the aisle; he communicates with his eyes. Peter used social media to introduce the ice bucket challenge.
Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS at the height of his career. Peter continues to fight and enjoys being a father; he uses a tablet screen to communicate. The ice bucket challenge fundraising resulted in medical breakthroughs.
A new drug is supposed to slow the progression of ALS by 33%; Mendoza recalls his diagnosis. Mendoza walked down the aisle with his wife Bella and shared their first dance. Peter continues to fight.
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A former baseball player's fight against ALS lead to the ice bucket challenge, raising $220 million to combat the neurological disease. This ABC News film looks behind the challenge at Pete Frates and his courageous battle.
Length: 19 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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