The Inspiring Story of a Former NFL Player’s Determination in the Face of ALS
Nearly a decade ago, Steve Gleason and his wife Michel could never have imagined their lives would take the turn it did. As an NFL football player, Steve was coming off the biggest moment in his blossoming career, and the couple were thinking about starting a family. Then, he was diagnosed with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is incurable, and their lives were turned upside down. But, as this video shows, Steve was determined to live their lives to the fullest, including becoming a dad, despite his worsening physical condition. Here, Steve shares his journey as a father and a fighter and inspires us all to overcome the obstacles we face by sharing our vulnerability with others as a beacon of strength and hope.