Julie Frates Bio, Wiki
Julie Kowalik Frates is Pete Frates’ Wife. They married on June 1st, 2013, at an oceanfront event in Julie’s hometown of Marblehead, MA. Pete Frates was a former college baseball player whose participation in the social media phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge helped raise more than $100 million toward fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He is reported to have died on Monday, December 9th at his home in Beverly, Mass. He was 34.
Julie Frates Age
She is currently 29 years old as of 2019.
Julie Frates Education
Julie is a graduate of British Columbia University as per her Linkedln.
Julie Frates Daughter
Pete Frates and his wife Julie, have a 5-year-old daughter, Lucy Frates, who was born on August 31st, 2014.
Julie Frates & Pete Frates
Pete Frates wed Julie Frates at an oceanfront event in Julie’s hometown of Marblehead, MA on June 1st, 2013.
Speaking to the Boston Herald in 2012, Pete says the he“proposed to Julie on November 11th, 2012.” Frates said. “It was Notre Dame weekend for BC (football). I wanted to maybe take a drive or hang around (home) in a nice setting.” Since Julie had friends around, Pete had a difficult time choosing the right time to pop the question.
He told the Herald, I’m sitting here, freaking out, saying, ‘How am I going to pull this off now, with all her friends here. So I said, ‘Jules, I gotta go take these sweatpants off and put some shorts on . . .”
Off they went to make the change. Julie, helping out, turned to fold the discarded sweats. That’s when Pete dropped to one knee . . .
“What are you doing down on the floor?” Julie said. And so Pete answered by popping the question.
“Nothing that would go down in a movie,” Pete said. “In his defense,” Julie said, “we did go to Paris the next day. So it wasn’t too shabby.”
When Julie received the devastating news in March 2012 that Pete had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, nothing about their relationship changed. It was “we” before the diagnosis and it remains “we” to this day as per the Herald.
Pete Frates Death & Cause
His death was announced in a statement by Boston College, his alma mater. Quoting his family, it said he died “after a heroic battle with A.L.S.”
The statement from the Family Read: “Today Heaven received our angel: Peter Frates. A husband to Julie, a father to Lucy, a son to John and Nancy, a brother to Andrew and Jennifer, Pete passed away surrounded by his loving family, peacefully at age 34, after a heroic battle with ALS.”
“Pete was an inspiration to so many people around the world who drew strength from his courage and resiliency.
“Remarkably, Pete never complained about his illness,” his family said in their statement. “Instead, he saw it as an opportunity to give hope to other patients and their families. In his lifetime, he was determined to change the trajectory of a disease that had no treatment or cure.”
“On behalf of Julie, Lucy, John, Nancy, Jennifer, and Andrew, along with his extended family and multitude of friends, we ask that you celebrate Pete and the hope that he has given to so many by following his daily affirmation: Be passionate, be genuine, be hardworking and don’t ever be afraid to be great.”
The family further asked for privacy as they prepare to lay Pete to rest. The statement further asked those who would wish to extend an expression of sympathy to consider making a donation to the Peter Frates Family Foundation, 21 Landers Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 or online at petefrates.com/donate. Pete’s foundation’s mission is to aid the progressed ALS patients in their desire to stay at home with those who love them most.
Pete Frates Funeral
Pete’s funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 13th, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, located at 28 Commonwealth Ave. in Chestnut Hill, Mass., alongside the campus of his beloved alma mater, Boston College. A celebration of his life will be held on the North Shore of Boston at a later date.
Julie Frates Instagram
Her Instagram account is set to private, in the bio she writes “I am more vulnerable than I thought but much stronger than I ever imagined.”