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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason

I know he's been going down hill pretty quickly at least from physical appearances. Does anyone know what kind of time line he's on? Are we to expect him to make it through another full Saints season? What's the deal here?


BarbeTiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mr. White's Lab Yo
Member since Jan 2012
5962 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I believe when he was on Real Sports last year he said he was given like 3 years, but I'm not sure. They may have just been referring to the average

ETA: I found this article too saying average is 3-5 years LINK
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Jayson78
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Over There
Member since Sep 2011
965 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
It would be epic as hell to for him to see the Saints win another superbowl before time runs out.


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The Eric
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2008
14315 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
Most ALS patients live 2-3 years after diagnosis. I doubt he makes it till the end of next season


purplepylon
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2005
4277 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I'll be surprised if he doesn't make it to 2014. He's stronger than just about anybody


St Augustine
New Orleans Saints Fan
The Pauper of the Surf
Member since Mar 2006
43606 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I don't know about that. He's already using assistance to breath and communicate.

Again.... frick that disease.


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Paco_taco
New Orleans Saints Fan
K-Bay, HI
Member since Apr 2012
522 posts
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re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
Most ALS patients aren't Steve Gleason. Hell, Stephan Hawking is over 70 and he's had it for as long as I remember. Btw, here's an article covering the ceremony for the facility he's building.
Gleason house


Rickety Cricket
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
He was at the San Fran playoff game last year with Fujita and in reasonably good health. Just another reason why I wish they hadn't shite away that win.


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Paco_taco
New Orleans Saints Fan
K-Bay, HI
Member since Apr 2012
522 posts
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re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
quote:

I don't even want to dignify this post.


Fify


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chrisksaint
Florida State Fan
Florida
Member since Jul 2011
1651 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
He's a fighter, but given how quickly this has progressed I sadly think he's only got a year or 2 left.

Here's to hoping he proves everyone wrong


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Hoodoo Man
LSU Fan
Sunshine Pumping most days.
Member since Oct 2011
21650 posts
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re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
Just RA the guy.

What does he contribute here?


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DoubleDown
Alabama Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
4664 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I always see that billboard across town with his slogan/phrase (don't remember it offhand now). It's the one that's tatooed across his forearm. I'm not a big tatoo guy but always think about getting one when I see that.

Moral of that story is dude is an absolute inspiration.


BarbeTiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
Mr. White's Lab Yo
Member since Jan 2012
5962 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
No white flags


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Celtic Tiger
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lake Charles
Member since Feb 2005
301 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I was at this function yesterday. It is a really cool facility. My uncle has ALS and a garden at the facility was dedicated to him there as well. He was diagnosed a year before Gleason and, sadly, Steve seems to be progressing faster. I don't really want to get into the man's private life more than that, not that I know anything beyond what was said in his conversation with my uncle. Hawking is very much an outlier, it is usually a 2-5 year window. What Team Gleason is doing is really cool. I would encourage everyone to go to his website and check it out, buy gear and so on. But wait a week or so, I got a virus from the site two days ago, his team knows there's a problem and are going to look into it.

Other things I learned, Brees is not 6 feet tall and Phan is an a-hole.


Swagga
New Orleans Saints Fan
504
Member since Dec 2009
7577 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
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Other things I learned, Brees is not 6 feet tall and Phan is an a-hole.





And thanks for the site update, guess I'll wait a little before my next shirt.


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TigerPhan27
Tulane Fan
edgy racial f'n pervert.
Member since Apr 2008
15693 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
I'm simply saying that the comments made are weird for the most part. Like "a guy like this shouldn't have gotten ALS." So if that is your thought which type of guy should have gotten it? Joe Blow should have gotten ALS instead? Perhaps it's good that a "Guy like this" got ALS in some way because he is able to raise a ton of awareness through his connections and the fact there are so many athlete worshipers out there that will pay more attention simply because a guy played football.

I of course do not want the guy to die or to have a disease.... not what i'm saying


Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Greenbriar WV
Member since Feb 2005
91344 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
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I'm simply saying that the comments made are weird for the most part. Like "a guy like this shouldn't have gotten ALS." So if that is your thought which type of guy should have gotten it?


A guy like you.



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Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
House of the Rising Sun
Member since Jan 2010
33876 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
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TigerPhan27


You suck dude. Dont try and justify your soulless statement about wishing death upon a man for your own relief.


TigerPhan27
Tulane Fan
edgy racial f'n pervert.
Member since Apr 2008
15693 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
Sorry for being rational carry on
This post was edited on 1/18 at 11:34 am


TigerBait2008
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since Jun 2008
18388 posts

re: Serious question about the health of Steve Gleason
quote:

I know he's been going down hill pretty quickly at least from physical appearances. Does anyone know what kind of time line he's on? Are we to expect him to make it through another full Saints season? What's the deal here?




My father in law was diagnosed with ALS 4 years ago, they told us then expect 4-5 years on average. It's sad to see what it has done to him. frick ALS


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