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In this screen grab from a video posted on the Oakland A's Facebook page, Corey Reich (left) and catcher  Stephen Vogt participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 19, 2015.MoreCloseclosemore
In this screen grab from a video posted on the Oakland A's Facebook page, Corey Reich (left) and catcher Stephen Vogt participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 19, 2015.

The second ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has just wrapped up. Last year, the fundraiser for Lou Gehrig's disease - also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS - went viral on the Internet. It raised millions of dollars for research and has spawned a movement, "Every August Until A Cure."

Corey Reich (left) and his dad Ted Reich are pictured at the Here & Now studios in 2011. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)
Corey Reich (left) and his dad Ted Reich are pictured at the Here & Now studios in 2011. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

This year, Here & Now's Robin Young decided to check in with Corey Reich, the young man from Piedmont, California, we first met in 2011.

Reich was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 when he was 21. Now at 29, he continues to do well. He participated in this year's Ice Bucket Challenge with Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt. He, his father Ted and the entire family also raise funds for the ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that seeks to find drugs to treat ALS.

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  • Corey Reich, ALS patient and advocate for ALS research in Piedmont, California. He tweets @CoreyReich.
  • Ted Reich, father of Corey Reich and an advocate for ALS research. He is on the board of the ALS Institute.

This segment aired on September 1, 2015.

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