As part of the "NFL Films Presents" series, NFL Films looked at the life of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) almost three years ago.
Gleason has been the honoree of "Gleason Gras" for the past three Septembers in New Orleans. He's still well-known for his blocked punt during the Saints' first game back in the Superdome in 2006 after the franchise was displaced for one season by Hurricane Katrina.
Gleason took his ALS diagnosis in stride. Take a look at this story about a man who refused to give up:
Get an inside look at the testing and preparation that Gleason had to undergo to prepare for his climb to Machu Picchu in Peru:
The climb to Machu Picchu had its up and downs, including a tough nighttime hike, but Team Gleason made a dream come true for Gleason:
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor