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Turning tragedy into inspiration

Team Drea Foundation

When Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014 at age 33, she knew she didn’t have time to waste. ALS is a neurological disease that typically leads to death within two to five years.

Her priorities? Spending time with family, fundraising for ALS, and attempting another triathlon.

Andrea returned home to Raleigh and started a foundation that has raised $250,000 for ALS research. Incredibly, she has completed 27 marathons, half-marathons and triathlons on her recumbent trike.

In upcoming articles, Andrea will cover races across North Carolina and inspirational people in the ALS community.

Leah Brown, S&A Communications

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