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Man profiled in ALS story dies

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Heidi and Frank Smith Heidi and Frank Smith
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A sad update to a story we brought you about a man suffering from ALS and his wife's efforts to spread awareness of the disease.

We met Frank and Heidi Smith of South Burlington earlier this week. Frank was diagnosed in 2010 with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. There is no cure for the degenerative neurological disorder, so Heidi formed a team to compete in an upcoming Spartan Race to raise money for research into the disease.

We received word this morning that Frank passed away last night with friends and family by his side.

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