On Sunday, Quinn lost his battle of 7 years with Lou Gehrig’s disease which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This information was received from his official Facebook page.
One of the remembrance posts on his account read that Quinn passed away early that morning. The post continued to read that he was a blessing to his family and friends in many ways. People will always remember him for his courage and inspiration in his relentless battle with ALS.
Patrick was tied to his friend Peter Frates who is the reason for his involvement with the IBC. Frates was recognized as the inspiration behind the ALS challenge and is said to be the reason for the post to go viral. Frates might not have become so popular had it not been for Quinn’s idea of the challenge. Quinn saw a similar challenge that went viral in 2014 and he linked it with ALS to spread awareness regarding it.
As friends and partners, Quinn and Frates officially affiliated ALS with the challenge. This challenge went on to become a worldwide phenomenon for raising money and awareness regarding the disease. Until recently, the ALS Bucket Challenge has helped the researchers receive more than $250 million for completing the study of this disease. People hope that these studies will help in eradicating this disease.
As reported by many media channels earlier, Frates who was also a patient of ALS passed away in 2019 at the age of 34. In August 2014, Frates’ Fenway Park video created a buzz in the online community and it forced everyone into accepting this challenge and tagging others for it.
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