In Memoriam: Pete Frates

This week Pete Frates died at the age of 34, seven years after his ALS diagnosis. Pete altered the landscape of ALS so greatly, we felt it was necessary to take a few minutes to discuss his impact. In this brief discussion with our Chapter’s Executive Director, Jennifer Hjelle, we talk about Pete’s legacy and the massive impact he had on the ALS community. Read more about his life and legacy at

This segment is excerpted from episode 8. Find the full episode in your favorite podcast app or on our site at:

Find a transcript of this episode soon on Tumblr.

This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by the Connectivity Center at the ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter.