When you watch someone perform at the top of their craft like Steve Gleason of the New Orleans Saints, who is known for one of the biggest plays in the team’s history, it’s a beautiful thing to witness.
I remember watching the game. The first NFL home game in 21 months at the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the 2006 season Steve blocked the opening punt in the first play of the game that catapulted the fragile team towards a win and on their way to a winning season and the best season they had at that point in time.
He would not be part of the Super Bowl winning Saints who upset Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, but many would point back to this play and his contribution to the team as the “Rebirth of the Saints.”
In 2011, he would go up against the biggest battle of his life, far greater than any game, being diagnosed with ALS.
In the same year, he was awarded a Super Bowl Ring and a key to the city by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
In 2012, a statue of his famous blocked punt “Rebirth” was erected in his honor, to memorize the moment that changed the city and Saints history in the face of disaster.
I watched the “Gleason” movie last week and its compelling, emotional and a must watch for those looking for a little extra motivation in their life right now.
It will humble you.
With what he has accomplished through the disease, I suspect you will come out and want to make some small or large changes in the way you contribute to the world.
I highly recommend checking out his foundation and the movie trailer below along with the movie.
To a great Friday and weekend ahead.
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