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Man who inspired ice bucket challenge could leave hospital

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BOSTON (AP) - The family of a man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research says he could be released from the hospital this week.

Pete Frates' brother, Andrew, told a Boston sports radio show that he has his "fingers crossed" that Pete will be released Tuesday and head home.

Andrew Frates told the two hosts at WBZ-FM that Pete Frates, who was hospitalized last week, is "doing great" and "taking this thing in stride."

Pete Frates was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2012. The disease weakens muscles and impairs physical functioning. There is no known cure.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $220 million when it took off worldwide on social media in 2014.

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