ALERT: Man Who Inspired “Ice Bucket Challenge” Needs Your Prayers

Pete Frates, the man who inspired the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept the nation and the world, is back in the hospital and needs your prayers:

The Massachusetts man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig’s disease research is back in the hospital.

A Facebook post from the family of 32-year-old Pete Frates (FRAY’-tees) asked for prayers Sunday and said he is at Massachusetts General Hospital “and battling this beast ALS like a Superhero.”

Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure.

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $220 million for ALS when it exploded on social media in 2014.

The Frates family posted an update on Facebook this morning:

Update on Pete – July 3rd! Pete’s family wants everyone to know that Pete is resting comfortably at MGH as the Doctors, medicine, prayers and love continue to help him get stronger. Thank you for all your concern.

Please pray for Pete Frates recovery and continued health.