Pete Frates
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34. Read more here.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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December 27, 2018 - 2:27 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine...
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Ady Barkan, who lives with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, delivers remarks during a rally organized by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol December 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Paul Kurtz
July 31, 2018 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A progressive activist who is dying from ALS stopped in Philadelphia on Tuesday as part of his 22-state cross-country tour. Ady Barkan brought his "Be A Hero" campaign to a packed City Hall chamber for a wide-ranging panel discussion that included District Attorney...
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