Our Mission

The Team Drea Foundation funds and supports bold,innova:ve 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

Mea Culpa

I always strive to be honest in my writing, but this time, I need ratchet up the level of bluntness. Blunt Truth #1: Team Drea 2017 feels kind of adrift. Blunt Truth #2: This is 100% my fault, but I am asking for your help to fix it. There are two problems, which I guess...

Swimming through questions

Here is the second piece for my writing class with the fabulous Marion Roach Smith... It’s February, four years later. I’m in another gym pool for another swim workout. There is a meditative quality to swimming that I find intoxicating. As soon as my head plunges underwater, the world falls silent. While most of my...

Stumbling towards the Sun

I am taking a memoir class with Marion Roach Smith, who is a tremendous teacher. Below is my first piece (even though most of you know the story already!): The harbinger of my death showed up innocently enough in the crook of my right index finger as I was basking in the artificial tropics of the...

This walker’s made for walkin’…

And that’s just what she’ll do… I am positively smitten with my new walker. She is the fourth of her siblings, all from the Stander company (who is not paying me for a product review :)). She has been blessed with all the sturdiness and cleverness of her older brothers, but she’s this sleek blue-grey...

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