Stricken with ALS, Pete Frates shows the will to live

August 15, 2014 6:58 PM

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Stricken with ALS, Pete Frates shows the will to live

Pete Frates, whose name is now inextricably linked with Ice Bucket Challenge and ALS, can no longer speak, walk, or move his arms. But he’s still got a smile and the will to live, despite the incurable neurodegenerative disease that has robbed the former athlete of so much.

In a recent essay, which he painstakingly wrote with the use of technology that allows him to pick a letter by looking at it on a keyboard, he said that he is looking forward to becoming a father: wife Julie’s due date is Sept. 10.

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