Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Gleason: A Film about a Former NFL Player with ALS
Gleason is a documentary about the former professional football player Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 34 in 2011. A few months later, his wife Michel gave birth to their son Rivers. Gleason is known as the New Orleans Saints defensive back who blocked a punt during the first 2006 home game since Hurricane Katrina; the Saints ended up winning that game on the way to a successful season. The documentary shows the progression of ALS in Gleason, who was told upon diagnosis he would live two to five more years, so he has attempted to live life to the fullest. Premiering on July 29, 2016, Gleason is now available on DVD. For more information, go to https://gleasonmovie.com/.