First Look at Steve Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal
Former New Orleans Saints player, and beloved ALS survivor and activist Steve Gleason is set to get his Congressional Gold Medal in the near future. And we are getting a glimpse of what the medal actually looks like. which is very exciting for fans and friends alike.
According to NOLA.com, the medal shows Gleason leading the Superdome in a Who Dat! chant at the Saints 2011 game against the Houston Texans. Gleason was diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and has been a tireless advocate for those who suffer from neuromuscular diseases ever since.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was at the forefront of efforts to recognize Gleason with the highest honor an American citizen can get from Congress. He is currently working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on setting a date for the official ceremony, which will probably be in early 2020.
Congratulations, Steve, Louisiana is so proud of you. Check out the medal design below.