Kevin Gosnell, founder of ALS research partnership, passes away at 48

Kevin Gosnell, center, founder of the ALS Knights and person living with ALS, was joined on stage by his sons, from left, Scott, Jake and Joey Gosnell to celebrate the launch of his new initiative, ALS ONE, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 21. (Credit: Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

Kevin Gosnell, center, founder of the ALS Knights and person living with ALS, was joined on stage by his sons, from left, Scott, Jake and Joey Gosnell to celebrate the launch of his new initiative, ALS ONE, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 21. (Credit: Josh Reynolds/AP Images)

The founder of an ALS research partnership passed away just 15 months after his diagnosis. 

Kevin Gosnell passed away at 48 after battling ALS since 2015. Gosnell founded the organization ALS ONE in 2016, a partnership of many of the world's leading neurologists, researchers and care specialists committed to finding a cure or treatment for ALS by 2020. 

“Rarely has one individual done so much in such a short time for ALS research,” said Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil UMass Medical School and ALS ONE partner. “His vision and commitment will be a continuing inspiration to us all as we press on to find a cure for ALS.”

Since its founding, ALS ONE has raised over $5.2 million through grants and fundraising is on track to total $7 million by year's end. 

Learn more about ALS ONE here. Read more about Kevin here and here.

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