In this special episode I share my chat with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn who inspired millions before losing his battle to ALS.
Pat Quinn was the last of three ALS warriors, Anthony Senerchia, Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to be the first to accelerate the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while living with ALS. Pat from Yonkers , New York passed away at 37 in November 2020 after a heroic, seven year battle. He fought with positivity and courage and inspired me and all who knew him. Pat helped generate awareness and raise more than $220 million around the world for ALS research through the Ice Bucket Challenge. The campaign had over 20 million videos being created and shared around the world. Pat changed the trajectory of the ALS fight forever. He inspired millions to get involved and care about people who are living with ALS. Even now, his words are inspiring others to face adversity with grace and grit. In this episode you’ll hear a partial interview that Pat and I were in the midst of preparing before he passed away. You'll wanna hear his powerful words on how to handle adversity and live our precious lives out. I also catch up with Fernando Vieira CEO of ALS Therapy Development Institute on how the Ice Bucket Challenge advanced ALS research. I'm so grateful to have this message from Pat to share with you. Thank you for listening, sharing and creating ALS awareness. Pat would be so grateful as well.