Boston Strong Authors Penning Peter Frates Memoir
Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the authors behind the Marathon bombing book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Terror, are teaming up with the Frates family for a new memoir on ALS advocate Peter Frates.
Announced on Wednesday, the project will detail Frates’ four year battle against ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is a progressive neurodegenerative illness that causes issues for nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
The Beverly native and Boston College alum became a worldwide sensation after spearheading the Ice Bucket Challenge, which spread like wildfire across social media and raised over $220 million for research on the disease.
“I hope this book will serve as an inspiration to others and show them what can be accomplished through determination and through the love and support of family and friends,” Frates said in a statement. “My family looks forward to working closely with Casey and Dave, authors who have a proven track record of success and who will bring both sensitivity and passion to the project.”
The project will be offered to publishers to bid on later this spring and is tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2017.