First Aid with Kelly Kinkaid: Pat Quinn Talks ALS, and The Ice Bucket Challenge

After being diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in May of last year, 31-year-old Pat Quinn is doing everything he can to raise awareness of this progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects nerve cells in the brain.

Pat talks to Sway about the Ice Bucket Challenge  and how not only funds but also awareness for the disease has sky rocketed.  Sway also donated to the ALS foundation after Sways In The Morning’s own DB accepts the challenge.  Pat also reveals that his favorite celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge came from 50 Cent and that he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.  His Quinn 4 The Win program is setting up events and raising awareness any way possible.  Catch the exclusive interview below.


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