Steve Gleason Honored by Alma Mater

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(Credit: Gonzaga Preparatory School)

Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason traveled back home to Spokane, WA this week to be honored by his former high school.  On Tuesday, Gleason’s high school, Gonzaga Prep, honored him by retiring his jersey, number 34.

Steve Gleason graduated from Gonzega Prep 18 years ago, leaving his mark on the football and baseball fields.  He’s been battling ALS for 3 years.  It’s taken his ability to walk and talk but not his ability to give.

Gleason says, “ALS as a disease is underfunded and largely ignored.  As a result, most ALS patients are forced to fade quietly and pass.  That is not OK and Team Gleason is working to change that.”

Gleason donated $93,000 in donations to organizations in Spokane helping with ALS and a scholarship at his high school, in his name.