|Born Name||Pete Frates|
|Birth Place||Beverly, Massachussetts, USA|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Age||35 years old|
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Pete Frates gained fame for his involvement in the viral trend, the Ice Bucket Challenge, as it helped to raise more than $100 million towards fighting A.L.S.
Is there anybody who doesn’t know the Ice bucket challenge. Most significantly, Frates is the founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Unfortunately, the social contributor is no more with us. Here are details about his life and his cause of death!
Pete Frates’s Cause of Death
Pete Frates faced an early death at the age of 34 on December 9, 2019. Indeed, he died in a heroic fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A.L.S.) at his home in Beverly, Massachusetts, living his last hours with his family.
The doctors found out his disease on March 13, 2012, when he was 27 years old. Undoubtedly, he fought the A.L.S. for over seven years as the virus attacks the body’s nerve cells and leads to full paralysis.
The Ice Bucket Challenge
Pete Frates wasn’t the one who created the viral challenge, in which participants dumped buckets of ice over their heads while promising to donate money to fight A.L.S. However, a Facebook video in July 2014 featured him doing his way of the challenge, in which he jerked his head to Vanilla Ice’s song Ice Ice Baby. As a result, many participants increased that summer and became a viral sensation.
Through the viral sensation, he helped to raise about $115 million in 8 weeks period in 2014. Most importantly, it helped to cure about 15000 patients per year. In fact, President Barack Obama faced the challenge as well as popular celebrities and politicians. You can see Billionaire Bill Gates doing the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 12, 2014.
Pete Frates’s Net Worth
Pete Frates’s net worth is estimated at $5 million. He became famous on social media as the founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge. As a matter of fact, he collected about $115 million from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Boston College Announced on June 26, 2019, that Phase II of The Harrington Athletics Village will be named the Pete Frates Center. Apart from this, on September 6, 2019, the Boston Red Sox presented Frates with a Custom 2018 World Series Ring.
Pete Frates’s Wife Julie Frates
Pete and Julia Frates tied the knot on June 1, 2013. Undoubtedly, Pete got a perfect match who supported him throughout all his conditions.
After a year of their marriage, the couple gave birth to an adorable daughter, Lucy Frates on August 31, 2014, exactly after 18 days of his Ice Bucket Challenge.
Plunge 4 Pete 2019
Julia Frates took the Plunge 4 Pete in Gloucester Harbor on 28th December 2019. She did it to honor her husband who just died 19 days before.
Julie even stated to the Boston Herald that
I know Pete’s going to be laughing his butt off wherever he is
The mother of one firstly jumped in the icy water in Gloucester. In fact, she did it sporting the American Flag bikini and also to show her 5 years old daughter that she is a strong mother.
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