Massachusetts man who sparked ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' now a father

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Massachusetts Man Who Sparked ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Now a Father

BOSTON - Pete Frates, the man who inspired the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is now a father.

Lucy Fitzgerald Frates was born to Julie Frates and Pete Frates Sunday morning. Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who lives in Beverly, was diagnosed with ALS two years ago when he was 27.

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Pete Frates' father John Frates told SportsCenter 5's Mike Lynch that the birth was "the perfect ending to the miracle month of August."

Lucy Frates checked in at 7 pounds 8 ounces, and both mom and baby are doing well, the family told Lynch.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions of dollars since Pete Frates dared a few people to try it earlier this year, all in the name of raising awareness of the debilitating disease.

Check out tons of celebs taking the challenge:

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... And now, the challenge with a furry twist:

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