Frates family struggling to cover cost of ALS care
May 24, 2017 - als
Pete Frates became a domicile name after he and his family lifted some-more than $250 million by a ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But in a vehement talk with WBZ-TV, a family suggested that as Frates’ medical bills transcend $90,000 per month, it’s apropos unfit to keep him during home.
“After 2.5 years of this form of expense, it’s turn positively unsustainable for us,” John Frates, Pete’s dad, told WBZ-TV. “We can’t means it.”
Frates, a former ball star during Boston College, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012 during age 27. His wife, Julie, with whom he shares a 2-year-old daughter, and his relatives vowed to caring for him during home. With Frates now on life support, a family is acid for ways to keep adult with a $3,000 daily costs of care. The cost of his caring isn’t lonesome by insurance.
They teamed adult with Rob Griffin, a longtime family crony and philanthropist, and a ALS Association to emanate a Home Health Care Initiative to assistance families in identical situations. The idea is to lift $1 million.
“We wish to start an beginning to assistance a Frates family and all families that are going by that, and wish it takes off on inhabitant basis,” Griffin told WBZ-TV. “We’re perplexing to flog it off here in Boston.”
A Boston-based fundraiser to benefit Frates is set for Jun 5.
“I’m only intensely beholden that they are noticing how poignant Pete has been in this community,” Julie told WBZ-TV. “We only wish to keep him during home with his family.”