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Friday, April 20, 2012
New Orleans Saints Steve Gleason: sharing and inspiring!
Gleason Gets Feeding Tube, Continues Fight With ALS
Former Saints Safety Posts Video To YouTube
POSTED: 10:36 am CDT April 18, 2012
UPDATED: 10:50 am CDT April 18, 2012
NEW ORLEANS -- One of the city’s most beloved Saints is sharing another part of his battle with a debilitating disease.
Former Saints safety Steve Gleason suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and has recently been working to bring the terminal neuro-muscular disease into the public light.
On Tuesday, he posted a YouTube video of a time lapse after he received a feeding tube.
Gleason was diagnosed with ALS a year ago. He has kept a positive outlook on life and is documenting his life since the diagnosis.
Along with the video, he posted on Twitter, “The realities of ALS. I Just got my feeding tube. Life ain’t easy. But it’s awesome.”
Gleason is best known for his blocked punt the night the Superdome reopened after Hurricane Katrina.