Lou Gehrig's disease

August 30, 2017 - 9:12 pm
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge has been honored by the Roman Catholic prep school he attended in Massachusetts. St. Johns Prep on Wednesday announced Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) as its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. The headmaster also announced the dedication of the...
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August 26, 2017 - 12:43 pm
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — Police in the hometown of the man who inspired the ice bucket challenge plan to host one with his family. Beverly Police Chief John LeLacheur says officers and Pete Frates' family will take the challenge Sunday. The department is challenging other officers, firefighters,...
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August 01, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The start of every August will kick off Ice Bucket Challenge Week in Massachusetts. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed into law a bill designating the first week of the month as a time to honor Pete Frates. Frates inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised more...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 31, 2017 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
July 31, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 29, 2017 - 10:31 am
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 4:37 pm
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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July 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research has been released from the hospital. Pete Frates' family posted on their Facebook page Wednesday evening that Frates is home. Frates posted a picture on Twitter of him surrounded...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, left, appears with his wife Julie, center, and two-year-old daughter Lucy, right, moments after he was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award, at their home in Beverly, Mass. Pete 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. A Facebook post from the family of Pete Frates asked for prayers Sunday, July 2, 2017, and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital "and battling this beast ALS like a Superhero." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 05, 2017 - 9:52 am
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — The 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. The Salem News ( http://bit.ly/2sphsB0 ) reports that Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) and his family are being helped by a...
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