Gleason (2016)

gleason-2016Steve Gleason was a New Orleans Saints linebacker whose career hit a peak in September 2006 at the Superdome, when he blocked an Atlanta Falcons punt that was picked up by teammate Curtis Deloatch for a touchdown, the first score for the Saints on their home turf since Hurricane Katrina. Gleason retired from football in 2008, and three years later his life took a double twist: he was diagnosed with ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) shortly before his wife Michel learned that they were expecting their first child.

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