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Pete Frates, the man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge, is back in hospital

Former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife, Julie, center, and 2-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Frates, the Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital. [Associated Press]

Former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife, Julie, center, and 2-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Frates, the Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital. [Associated Press]

BOSTON — The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital and is keeping his sense of humor.

A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates said he is resting comfortably at Massachusetts General Hospital and that "doctors, medicine, prayers and love continue to help him get stronger."

After some news outlets erroneously reported Monday that he had died, Frates responded by posting a 45-second video on Twitter showing him lying in a hospital bed while the song "Alive" by Pearl Jam plays in the background.

Pete Frates, the man who inspired ALS ice bucket challenge, is back in hospital 07/03/17 [Last modified: Monday, July 3, 2017 12:59pm]
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