Check It Out!

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on January 05, 2017 # News

Gleason. DVD. Sony Pictures, 2016. 111 minutes.

A documentary which goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife Michel was expecting their first child. Gleason begins a video journal for his son that chronicles his determination to adapt to his declining physical condition and starts a foundation to help others living with ALS.

A copy of this video can be checked out from the Paralysis Resource Center’s library.

Please see the online catalog and borrowing instructions.

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