WARNING – This ‘Gleason’ Trailer Will Make You Cry [Watch]
Gleason is a documentary about Steve Gleason after being diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Doctors gave Gleason two to five years to live. He chose to live!
After finding out that his wife was pregnant, he started making videos for his unborn son, who would never know him before the disease took hold.
Here's the official synopsis for the documentary from IMDb:
At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: with purpose, for his newborn son, for his wife, and to help others with his disease.
Steve Gleason is, of course, greatly known for not only his battle with ALS, but for blocking the punt against the Atlanta Falcons upon the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.
Pearl Jam has been a huge supporter of Steve's in his battle with ALS. You'll catch their song 'Given To Fly' in the trailer, coming in at the perfect point in the song, and the perfect point in the trailer.
You know the waterworks are gonna be flowing during this movie if the trailer makes you well up!