‘I’m still alive’: Ice Bucket Challenge creator posts video to dispel death rumors

BOSTON, Mass. — The man who created the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is alive, despite rumors to the contrary circulating throughout social media.

Pete Frates, 32, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2012. It's a progressive neurodegenerative disease that weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning.

To contradict reports that he had died, Frates posted a video on Monday from his hospital bed at Massachusetts General...



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