Steve Gleason, former WSU and New Orleans Saints football star awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Friday, December 21, 2018

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The United States House of Representatives voted to award New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason with a Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Ian Rapoport@RapSheet

Something we can all get behind: Congress has passed bipartisan legislation to award ALS Advocate and former playmaker Steve Gleason with a Congressional Gold Medal. The House passed it today, the Senate unanimously did so in June, and it now heads to the president’s desk


11:54 AM - Dec 20, 2018

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This is great news for Gleason, his family and all their supporters. The award would recognize Gleason for his efforts in raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that he has fought tirelessly for years. The Senate passed his nomination unanimously in June, and the House vote sends his nomination to President Donald Trump desk for final approval.


Past recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Walt Disney, Rosa Parks and Thomas Edison.