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Steve Gleason's Son Rivers Fuels His Motivation to Continue to Fight ALS



This story on Steve Gleason's life as a father is worth your time today: Steve Gleason's Son Rivers Fuels His Motivation to Continue to Fight ALS

The start and end of each day is a challenge for Steve Gleason since he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in January 2011.

The disease continues to take away Gleason’s muscular functions and voice, which has forced him to rely on others to help with most daily tasks.

Friends and family help Gleason get out of bed each day. He is then stretched for 25-30 minutes. Showering usually takes 45 minutes, which he does at home or at the Saints facility.

In addition, it takes an hour or two for Steve to be dressed, fed, his wheelchair mounted computer ready and seated in his wheelchair to start the day.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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