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Ex-Saint shows high-tech controls at ALS home

Updated: January 17, 2013, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Steve Gleason, a New Orleans hero since he blocked a punt for the first touchdown in the Saints' first home game after Hurricane Katrina, says that until there's a cure for his paralyzing disease, technology is the solution.

The special teams standout in January 2011 was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- or ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. The terminal condition causes gradual paralysis. Gleason went public with it in October 2012 -- five years ...

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