Pete Frates, family to be helped by new ALS fund

The Massachusetts man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while.

Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.

The Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association launched a pilot program named for Pete Frates and he will be one of the first recipients.

The aid comes at a crucial time for the Frates family. They’ve been open about their struggle to pay his $80,000 to $95,000 monthly medical bills.

Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, helped raise more than $220 million for the ALS Association with the ice bucket challenge.

WCVB Boston

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/pete-frates-family-to-be-helped-by-new-als-fund/ar-BBDO7EK

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