Family of Pete Frates struggling to cover costs, asking for donations

By: News Staff

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BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The family of Pete Frates who helped inspire so many with the Ice Bucket Challenge is facing a new battle.

Loved ones revealed that they are struggling to cover the costs of in-home care for Frates who suffers from ALS.

They have gone to great lengths to be able to keep him home and comfortable, but now they need another means of revenue.

“He’s in the advanced stages. He’s very sick. It’s costing us $3000 a day for this specialized nursing."

They could put him in a home, which insurance would cover.

The family fears he would only last a day.

The family is now asking for donations. Visit petefrates.com to donate.

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