"The Ice Bucket"Challenge which grew out to be the global phenomenon in the entire world has sadly reached a dead point.
US ace athlete Pete Frates is no more in this world! He was 34 years old and was the sole inspiration and the central figure behind the ice bucket challenge cum worldwide trend revolution.
If you were unfamiliar with the term "Ice Bucket Challenge" be noted that it was an online activity where the volunteer who (he or she) readily accepts the challenge had to dump a bucket of ice water on his or her head. It could be self-done or involved in another person dumping ice on the challenged person.
The themed purpose behind this trending phenomenon was generating awareness against Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease which is commonly known as the motor neuron disease concerned with the voluntary muscles.
Upon completing the challenging task, the volunteer had to donate money for ALS disease research.
Coming back to Pete Frates, well he himself suffered from the ALS ( Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease ) and his enduring plus successful struggle made him the inspirational stone for the social media viral which reached out to the commoners as well as the biggest stars and celebrities. When it bombed on social media circle in 2019.
"Pete died encompassed by his caring family, calmly at age 34, after a brave fight with ALS," his family said in an announcement.
"Strikingly, Pete never whined about his disease. Rather, he considered it to be a chance to offer a plan of hope to different patients and their families, the departed soul's family made an announcement in his remembrance.
Arguably the father of still widely popular and practiced social media sensation- ice bucket challenge - Pete Frates also had standing and sorrowful battle to face and it was that time when the challenge which had accounted in 200 million throughout the world and in its early phase it was getting popular day by day.
Frates' companion Corey Griffin, a 27-year-old ally who was instrumental in helping the campaign, pledges turn into a web sensation, passed on in a swimming mishap not long after the online wonder took off.
Just like Louis Braille the blind generous soul of a genius developed the script for the blind people of this world to read whatever and whenever they want, Pete Frates also invented this awareness creation activity campaign which came to be known as Ice Bucket Challenge.
People may still hate and criticize but the people who got relief are the ones who are happy that he was the one who did something for them. May the pure soul of Pete Frates rest in peace and reach heaven where the almighty God is waiting for him.
A memorial or an ALS disease research institute and even a fund should be named in the memory of late Pete Frates. Let alone the celebrities, politicians and the intellectual cell persons, everyone from the ALS sufferers and the common people should take to the streets to demand promotion of Pete Frates whom whole humanity loves and will miss always.