Steve Gleason shares reaction to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal

Steve Gleason was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday, becoming the first New Orleanian and former NFL player to receive the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. Here is his response to receiving the award:

“I played eight seasons in the NFL, and I’m in my eighth season with ALS. ALS is a remorseless and humiliating disease. During my eight years in the NFL, I was fortunate to have coaches, and other players, that would mentor and support me. I’m indebted and grateful to those people. I feel undeserving of their grace and mentorship.

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