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Gleason shows high-tech controls at ALS, MS home

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 17, 2013 at 7:11 pm •  Published: January 17, 2013

The Team Gleason House at St. Margaret's is the second home in the country for ALS and MS patients. The other is at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, Mass. It's expected to take its first residents in spring, said Greg Hassell, spokesman for Chase.

Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, a terminal condition that causes gradual paralysis, in January 2011, and went public with it in September 2011 — five years to the day after that post-Katrina touchdown and only weeks before his son Rivers was born. He had completed his master's in business administration at Tulane.

In November 2012, he lost consciousness at the Superdome while watching a football game and was taken to an emergency room.