Foreign media: ice bucket challenge co sponsor Quinn died at the age of 37

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 Foreign media: ice bucket challenge co sponsor Quinn died at the age of 37


Quinns supporters announced his death on Facebook, the report said. This morning, we have to share Patricks death, which is very sad, his supporters wrote on Facebook We will always remember his inspiration and courage in his unremitting struggle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

(Quinn profile)

Quinns fight against the disease has helped fund-raising for the iceberg challenge.

Quinn, who was born and raised in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the ice bucket challenge, which raised more than $220 million for medical research on the disease, according to the report.

According to his Facebook home page, Quinn was diagnosed with progressive freezing on March 8, 2013.

In the summer of 2014, the ice bucket challenge was rife on social media, when people around the world posted videos and photos of themselves pouring buckets of ice over their heads and asked others to do the same, as well as calling for donations for research into the disease. Many celebrities in the United States, such as Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and others, have responded positively. In just two weeks, ALS has received donations of more than 10 million US dollars.

(video capture of Bill Gates ice bucket challenge)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention in the United States, between 12000 and 15000 Americans may have asymptote. It is estimated that 5 to 10 per cent of cases of oligofrostbite are considered hereditary, but the cause is unclear and there is no cure.

Source of this article: Hu Mengyao, editor in charge of global network_ NK5655