Steve Gleason shows what a large contribution will do to help ALS patients.
Gleason took media on a tour Thursday of the new Team Gleason House where Chase Bank just made a $350,000 contribution.
With the touch of one button the former Saints player opens a door of new opportunities, “We can turn the lights off. We can lower the shades. Turn on the TV,” says Gleason.
Drew Brees helped his former teammate accept the $350,000 chase bank donation, “It is unbelievable what this facility is going to be able to do for so many patients with ALS MS and other neuromuscular diseases.”
Gleason spoke in public for the first time with a new voice, “When I take you through this $25 million facility you will see that this place is shifting the paradigm on how to care for people.”
Once the Team Gleason House does open, the ALS Living facility will be only the second of its kind in the United States.
The ALS living quarters is strategically located next to the city’s new bio district, which looks to create close to 6,000 jobs in the first five years.