Former NFLer Steve Gleason Launches Auction To Raise Money …
September 27, 2016 - als
WHO: Answer ALS Foundation, KBS, NFL, Microsoft
WHY WE CARE: A decade ago, during a New Orleans Saints’ initial home diversion after Hurricane Katrina, Saints defensive behind Steve Gleason blocked a punt opposite a Atlanta Falcons, and that play became a pitch of liberation and wish for a city. In 2011, Gleason was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in 2013 founded an classification called Answer ALS, seeking scientists from all over a universe to accommodate with patients and caregivers to come adult with a plan to finish ALS.
Now a dual are entrance together with a “Game Changing Auction,” a fundraising debate for Answer ALS, who partnered with a NFL, Microsoft and group KBS, to symbol a anniversary of a punt by offered memorabilia sealed by Gleason, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, and Dwight Clark.
For Gleasons’ signature, given he’s mislaid all engine skills as a outcome of his illness, a substructure and KBS partnered with Microsoft to use a same tech Gleason uses to pronounce and pierce his wheelchair, with Microsoft’s Surface Pro Eye-Track Technology, to emanate a robotic arm tranquil by eye sight.