man who helped inspire als ice bucket challenge dies
Plain whiteY. — Anthony Senerchia, a New York man suffering from muscle atrophy lateral cord hardening and living for 14 years, was an early source of inspiration for the ice bucket challenge, who died on Saturday. Senerchia, who lives in Pelham, is 46 years old this year. Senerchia was diagnosed with ALS shortly after marrying high school lover Jeanette Hane in 2003, commonly known as Lou Gehrig. His wife said on Sunday that the severe diagnosis affected sennaquia\'s body and mind, but he found inspiration in his daughter, Taya, who was born nine years ago. \"When you lose, it\'s a tough disease, it\'s hard,\" said Jeanette Senerchia . \". \"Your body has disappointed you. But he\'s a fighter. . . . He\'s our light. He made our life better. \"More: Ice Bucket Challenge: 5 things you should know: in the New York marathon final, the sick runner commemorates a friendly distinguished senerchia at Pelham Memorial High School and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in civil engineering. Prior to starting his contracted business for SCC construction, he worked as a project manager at a construction company in New York City. At Pelham, he helped create a youth football league, and every year his high school grants a player who shows personality, strength and leadership in the name of senecchia. While fighting ALS, Senerchia created Little Anthony sennaquilla ALS charity foundation The foundation has funded the families of ALS research and AIDS patients whose loved ones have been infected with the disease. During the 2014 season, Janet senecchia\'s cousin pro golfer, Chris Kennedy, challenged her to take part in the ice bucket challenge. Kennedy is believed to be one of the first to pour a bucket of cold water on his head in the name of ALS. \"He sent it to me as a joke and then it turned into something unusual,\" she said on Sunday . \". In 8- According to the ALS Association, during the week of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised $0. 115 billion and $89 million for research on treatment and healing.