This act will make speech generating devices more accessible for those that are affected by ALS or other diseases that effect the brain's ability to control speech. This funding will be made possible through our nations Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Steve was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011.
He's been proactive in dealing with the disease, refusing to play the role of victim, and forming Team Gleason to raise awareness, and help others affected by the debilitating illness.
Steve Gleason made national headlines yesterday for two reasons. One, he wrote a 4,500 word column for Sports Illustrated, detailing his battle with ALS. And two, because three Atlanta radio hosts made a segment belittling and mocking Gleason, as well as his incurable disease. The latter moved the n…