Steve Gleason, a former Saints defensive back who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), was responsible for one of the greatest moments in New Orleans-sports history when he blocked a punt in the first game played in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.
Now he is rooting on his former team from home.
The Saints posted a Vine of Gleason a couple of days ago:
His playing days are over, but that isn't stopping him from live-tweeting (@TeamGleason) the Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles Wild Card Game.
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has limited what he can do—he is unable to eat, talk or walk. However, he is able to type by using his eyes, thanks to advances in technology.
Follow along as he tweets throughout the game. Take a look at some of his best tweets of the night so far:
Would you pay to watch actual saints fight actual eagles? Who wins?— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) January 5, 2014
In New Orleans today, they say, “Who dat said they gunna beat them Saints?” If Thomas Jefferson wrote it in 1776, it would read...— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) January 5, 2014
Who are the particular people who hath the declaration, they hold the power to usurp another people, called the Saints?— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) January 5, 2014
This tweet is just too perfect:
u people mis type worse than "eye" do!!— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) January 5, 2014