ALS Hospice Patient, Former Scripps Employee, Joins Scripps CEO for Ice Bucket Challenge

Note to Patients: The following news is posted for archival purposes only. Scripps is no longer accepting new patients for hospice care.

Former Scripps employee, John Boucher, has ALS and is now a patient in Scripps Hospice met with Scripps President and CEO, Chris Van Gorder, to take the Ice Bucket Challenge at La Jolla Shores.

John Boucher, a former Scripps employee who has ALS and is now a patient in Scripps Hospice, and Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday at La Jolla Shores. Van Gorder had originally been challenged by Modern Healthcare magazine, and when also challenged by John, joined with him to take a dousing together.

Multiple media outlets have covered John’s inspiring story:

Visit CBS 8 to watch Man suffering from ALS takes Ice Bucket Challenge

The KUSI reports, "Beyond the ice bucket: Living with ALS" and "ALS Research: How Close Are We to a Cure?," is not available at this time.

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