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Former Saints player Steve Gleason starts ALS awareness campaign
Former Saints safety and special teams ace Steve Gleason isn’t about to suffer in silence, despite being diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS two years ago.
“I believe that because ALS is under-funded and under-resourced many ALS patients end up fading away quietly and dying,” Gleason said Wednesday at a news conference. “For me, this was not okay. I did not want to fade away quietly.”