Steve Landry, former Saints apparatus male diagnosed with ALS, has died

February 22, 2016 - als

Steve Landry, who worked in a New Orleans Saints equipment room for 17 years, died Sunday after battling ALS.

Former Saints actor Steve Gleason announced a news on his Twitter account.

Landry, who also spent 30 years with Southwest Airlines, according to a Team Landry website, was diagnosed with a engine neuron illness in a ALS family in 2010, shortly after a Saints won a Super Bowl. It was reliable as ALS in 2012.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also famous as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, attacks a haughtiness cells in a mind and spinal cord that control flesh movement, according to a ALS Association.

Landry’s website pronounced he was certified to a ICU final week.

“Our favourite has endured so most during this time…his physique is deteriorating though his mind is pointy as ever,” a post said. “ALS sucks! As his ALS tour comes to an end, a support, prayers and certain vibes have been felt by and through. The events we have had, dinners, walks, and gatherings have been so critical to Steve and his family.”

Landry had tighten relations with Saints players by trait of his work with a apparatus staff. In a feature on WWL-TV final year, Landry common a summary from former tight finish Jimmy Graham: “To Steve, appreciate we for putting adult with me and assisting me turn a male in this locker room, no matter how mislaid or bad my day was, we always brightened it with a large grin and a kind word. Merry Christmas, Jimmy Graham #80.”

Former Saints linebacker Scott Shanle pronounced Landry treated players like people, and always had time for a accessible chat.

“That honour he showed us was reciprocated by many guys, that done Steve a special partial of a locker room,” Shanle wrote on Twitter. “Steve Landy was a outrageous partial of a Saints classification and will always be remembered and loved.”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and former Saints Lance Moore and Scott Fujita offering tributes after training of his death:

Landry is survived by his mother Rita and daughter Katie, a Saints said.

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