ALS Stories

Kevin Heller -- Lived with ALS 2019-2021


Watch Kevin Heller and his family as he receives the ALS Hero Award from The ALS Association in February of 2021.

Tri to Defeat ALS was started in memory and honor of Kevin Heller after he was no longer able to compete in the 2021 Lavaman Triathlon due to the quick progression of ALS and gave his entry to fellow West Point alum, Bruce Babbitt. Kevin's story has catapulted a community of athletes and service members to compete and fundraise in his honor. Sadly, Kevin lost his battle with ALS in January of 2021. Learn more about Kevin Heller here and more about the story of the first ever Tri to Defeat ALS here.


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