Why My Family Started the Bucket Challenge

When 27-year-old Pete Frates injured his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn’t a broken bone, it was ALS. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS causes paralysis and death—there is no cure. And still, Pete saw an opportunity to drive awareness about the disease. In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and took great pleasure in seeing everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bill Gates take part.

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This is Water

Based off David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech, this video addresses the reality of life and the importance of choosing. Adults know all too well the monotony of life and how it is so easy to think that the world revolves around one’s self, but the secret is realizing the power of choice.

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