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After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.

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Mike Gleason ...
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Mike McKenzie ...
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Paul Varisco Jr. ...
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Vinnie Varisco ...
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Ryan Gootee ...
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Brendan Weber ...
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Kyle Gleason ...
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Gail Gleason ...
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Kevin Dedmon ...
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Rivers Gleason ...
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At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: with purpose, for his newborn son, for his wife, and to help others with his disease.

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Live with purpose. Love with purpose.

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$576,589 (USA) (26 August 2016)
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Steve Gleason: Yesterday, about five minutes after I got home I pooped all over myself and my wheelchair. I think it's crazy that I can go from people saying "You're my hero," to having to be helped onto a toilet with my pants full of shit. It's an incredible example of polarities, and dichotomies, and juxtapositions that is my life.
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LJ's QR: Beautifully Crafted Documentary
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LJ'S QUICK MOVIE REVIEW

"Gleason" is a heartfelt documentary that follows Steve Gleason's inspiring battle with ALS. Gleason, a former NFL player, was best known for his memorable tenure with the Saints. Now, he's better known for spreading awareness, support, and hope for the ALS cause.

This uncensored emotional roller coaster will take you through 5-years of Gleason's life. He teaches you about his sorrows, triumphs, and goals. The rich commentary and interactions with Gleason, his family, and his foundation fill you with respect for Gleason's great contributions to society.

Not only does "Gleason" give you a new perspective on those overcoming disabilities, it also inspires you to live your own life to the fullest extent and help others do the same. I sincerely recommend watching this amazing documentary.

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