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Jay’s ALS Challenge Video Is Not Like What You’ve Been Seeing
Jay’s ALS Challenge Video Is Not Like What You’ve Been Seeing
I can't tell you how many people I've seen doused with Ice water in the ALS bucket challenge.  And, I think for the most part, my Facebook friends (more than half of whom I've never met) get what this is about. But I have to say, in some of these videos, it's been more "hey look at me while I get a bucket of water on my head" than it is about ALS awareness and, most importantly, donating
Steve Gleason Responds To Atlanta Radio Segment That Mocked Him
Steve Gleason Responds To Atlanta Radio Segment That Mocked Him
Steve Gleason made national headlines yesterday for two reasons. One, he wrote a 4,500 word column for Sports Illustrated, detailing his battle with ALS. And two, because three Atlanta radio hosts made a segment belittling and mocking Gleason, as well as his incurable disease. The latter moved the needle more than the former, but Gleason has responded to the incident, in the only way you'd expect him to...with class.
Disgraceful Atlanta Sports Radio Station 790 AM Targets And Belittles Steve Gleason [Audio]
Disgraceful Atlanta Sports Radio Station 790 AM Targets And Belittles Steve Gleason [Audio]
A sports radio station in Atlanta aired a three minute segment this morning, pretending to talk to former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason. Gleason suffers from ALS, and communicates by using a computer. The morning show recorded a segment speaking to a computer, claiming it was Gleason. Allegedly, one line used in the disgraceful bit was of "Gleason" saying, "I might be dead by Thursday." This is disgusting.
Gleason Says Release Of Williams Audio Was Unauthorized
Gleason Says Release Of Williams Audio Was Unauthorized
Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason released a statement regarding the leaked Gregg Williams' audio the night before a playoff game. Gleason, a Saints legend who is suffering from ALS, was being filmed by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon. Pamphilon released the recording of Williams' defensive team meeting without Gleason's permission or approval. "I did not authorize the public release of any recordings," explained Gleason. "A multitude of feelings have passed through me. I feel..."
Saints Surprise Gleason With Super Bowl Ring
Saints Surprise Gleason With Super Bowl Ring
By now, you've heard about former Saint Steve Gleason's battle with ALS. Last night, 17 former and current players held a party in Gleason's honor and surprised him with a Super Bowl ring from the 2009 championship season. Former Saint LB Scott Fujita said, "This isn't about Steve having ALS. This is about Steve and his contribution to the (2008) team and the championship. He deserved it."