UPDATE, December 28, 2018: Happy 34th birthday, Pete Frates! BOSTON — As a crowd gathered outside Boston’s City Hall today, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh recognized Sept. 5, 2017 as Pete Frates Day in Boston. Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, his family and vast collection of friends have been committed to find a cure for this devastating disease. Frates, a former Boston College baseball standout, is the force behind the Ice Bucket Challenge,…

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The family and friends of Josh Shafer asked that we spread the word about his passing. Here is his obituary: Joshua Ryan Shafer passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, after a courageous 4-year battle with ALS. He was 44 years old. Born April 20, 1974 in Ellsworth, Maine, and raised in Winter Harbor, Maine, Josh was a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School and Boston University, spent a semester abroad at Oxford University, and…

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