Our Mission

The Team Drea Foundation funds and supports bold, innovative research to find a cure or effective treatment for ALS. We see raising awareness about this devastating disease as an opportunity to inspire people to live bravely, love joyfully, and appreciate the gift of life.

Our Founder

Andrea Lytle Peet was diagnosed with ALS in 2014 at the age of 33, less than a year after completing 5 triathlons, including a 70.3-mile half Ironman.

Remarkably, she has continued to participate in races. Since diagnosis, she has completed 3 triathlons, 4 half marathons, and 3 marathons. Her goal for 2016 is to do 12 races on her recumbent trike, each in honor of someone with ALS who has inspired her.
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Recent Blog Posts

Need More Birds

May 29th marked three years since I was diagnosed with ALS, not that I understood the doctor at the time… And you know what that means: NEW tattoo! I’d hoped to get it in May, but there was a mix up in scheduling at Dogstar Tattoo in Durham, so please accept my late entry to...

Flying on one engine

On Wednesday-Friday of last week, my mom and I went to Gainesville, FL to see Dr. Emily Plowman at the University of Florida. She is a professor/researcher/clinician specializing in swallowing who has been doing some very exciting research into whether lung/diaphragm exercise can help with the bulbar symptoms of ALS – aka swallowing and breathing....

Home Sweet, Accessible Home

  Thanks everyone for your kind well wishes on our new house! It’s been…educational. First off: my mom is the world’s most diligent, persistent, jaded, and questioning-to-a-fault realtor. This drove me crazy at times (as only a mother/daughter relationship can), but I knew she was on our side, and not just because we’re family. A...

Team Drea Friday: Guest post by Virginia Gregory Watts

The Team Drea Foundation received an incredibly generous donation from the Bill Gregory Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of NW Georgia. I asked his daughter, Virginia Gregory Watts, to share some stories and lessons from her father so we could more fully appreciate the gift. Thank you Gregory family! Andrea and I met through...

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