New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) hugs former teammate Steve Gleason, who has Lou Gehrig's disease, after breaking Dan Marino's all time season passing record in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
“Life is difficult. Not just for me or other ALS patients. Life is difficult for everyone. Finding ways to make life meaningful and purposeful and rewarding, doing the activities that you love and spending time with the people that you love — I think that`s the meaning of this human experience. I think about death all the time. I think that`s a good thing because we`re all going to die and the only thing we can control is how we are and what we`re doing in the meantime,” Gleason said.