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Steve Gleason, Pearl Jam to attend Seattle premiere of 'Gleason'

The Seattle premiere of "Gleason," the movie chronicling the life and ALS battle of former NFL player Steve Gleason is going to be a special event on Thursday.The former New Orleans Saint defensive back was diagnosed with the dreaded disease at age 34. He wasn't about to give in and chose to live life to the fullest, with a purpose.The movie has received rave reviews and at the Seattle...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This NFL player is living an athlete’s nightmare

When retired New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2011, he tackled it with the same gusto that made him a force on the grid-iron. He and his wife, Michel Varisco, who became pregnant with the couple’s first child shortly after receiving the harrowing news, took a trip...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

The Steve Gleason Movie: Raw, Emotional and Real

NEW YORK—“The scene,” says Michel Varisco, knowingly. “That scene.” Varisco, the wife of Steve Gleason and unwitting co-star of the gut-churning documentary Gleason, nods sitting here in the lounge of the downtown W Hotel. She knows exactly the part of the film you’re talking about. It’s 85 minutes into the 111-minute, about-as-real-as-real-can-get movie of the life...
Via MMQB
1 day ago

Film gives look at Gleason's life with Lou Gehrig's disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason was never going to turn a film documenting his life with Lou Gehrig's disease into a sanitized, feel-good story of triumph in the face of tragedy. Arguably more famous now for how he lives with ALS than he ever was for football, Gleason is more nuanced and genuine than that. And so is the documentary, ''GLEASON,'...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason perfectly trolls Falcons on Twitter after blocked punt

Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason was honored with a great tribute before Thursday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Gleason, who suffers from ALS, was in attendance for the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And when Michael Mauti blocked Matt Bosher’s punt and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game, Gleason took to Twitter to weigh...
Via The Sports Daily
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Gleason Shares Thoughts On New Orleans In Emotional Letter

Nine years ago this September, Steve Gleason permanently placed his name in New Orleans history with one play. His blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons (in the first game played at the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed the entire city one year before) set the tone for the season, and made him a fan favorite despite Gleason being nothing more than a role player...
Via Gamedayr
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

IMG producing documentary on former NFL player Steve Gleason

The story of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason just got a significant boost in its ability to reach the masses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sports and media agency IMG is getting into the original content business, an effort led by former ESPN executive Mark Shapiro. Its first project will be a documentary about Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic...
Via Awful Announcing
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints hero Steve Gleason home from hospital, ready for next challenge

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is now home from the hospital, ready to conquer the next challenge in his battle against ALS, albeit adjusting once again to a new piece of medical equipment, this one to help him breathe.   One week ago, Gleason had to be hospitalized and undergo a tracheotomy. It's a procedure Gleason was expecting to have done early this summer, but was hoping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason celebrates 37th birthday with fan videos, day at Saints camp

Former hero of the New Orleans Saints post-Katrina comeback Steve Gleason is celebrating his 37th birthday today. It's a major milestone for Gleason, who revealed he was battling ALS in 2011. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years. In honor of the big birthday, former teammate and Team Gleason supporter Scott Fujita asked fans via Twitter to re-enact Gleason...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2 of the 3 radio hosts who mocked Steve Gleason are employed again in Atlanta

One of the most vile, reprehensible, regrettable episodes of this year in sports was when 3 Atlanta radio hosts aired a vignette that mocked former Saints player Steve Gleason, who has been courageously fighting ALS.  The pre-planned bit featured hosts Steven "Steak" Shapiro, Chris Dimino, and Nick Cellini of 790 The Zone in Atlanta doing knock knock jokes with Cellini impersonating...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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