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Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dies at Age 46

Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Dies at Age 46
From TIME - November 29, 2017

Anthony Senerchia Jr., who was an inspiration for the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, died on Saturday at the age of 46, ending a 14-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

He worked tirelessly to raise awareness for ALS and was directly responsible for the world-renowned Ice bucket challenge, his obituary said, calling him a fireball who tried everything in life.

Senerchia was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrigs disease, in 2003.

Its a difficult disease and tough when youre losing, his wife, Jeanette, told the Journal News Media Group. Your body is failing you. But he was a fighter He was our light. He made our life better.

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