Former NFL Star Steve Gleason Talks About Life With ALS
This emotional ABC News video shares how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has impacted former NFL star Steve Gleason’s life.
The 39-year-old New Orleans Saints hero created a video blog about his journey with ALS, documenting both the disease’s progression and his wife Michelle’s pregnancy. Gleason’s ALS progressed quickly and he’s now in a motorized wheelchair, unable to eat or breathe unaided and can only communicate via a computer. His vlog was later turned into a documentary which was shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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