Man Who Inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Loses Battle With Disease
46-year-old Anthony Senerchia lost his 14-year battle with ALS over the weekend. He was one of the main forces behind the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised $115 million back in 2014.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Anthony's obituary says, “He worked tirelessly to raise awareness for ALS and was directly responsible for the world-renowned Ice bucket challenge.”
He was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. “It’s a difficult disease and tough when you’re losing,” said his wife, Jeanette. “Your body is failing you. But he was a fighter… He was our light. He made our life better.”
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