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

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.

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:



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



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