2014 Voodoo Fest Day 3 _lowres

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Steve Gleason enters the stage before the Foo Fighters performance to welcome everyone at the 2014 Voodoo Festival at City Park in New Orleans on November 2, 2014.


In a story by Emily Kaplan on SI.com, former Saints player Steve Gleason talks about building the biggest ALS research project ever and his fourth year of life with the disease.

Gleason, who speaks through eye-tracking software through his computer, has given fund-raising speeches to increase money to battle the disease and is working with neuroscientists, researchers, academics and pharmaceutical companies in his efforts.

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