All posts by Pierce W. Huff

Advocate sportswriter

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is working on building the biggest ALS research project ever

In a story by Emily Kaplan on, former Saints player Steve Gleason talks about building the biggest ALS research project ever and his fourth year of life with the disease.

Gleason, who speaks through eye-tracking software through his computer, has given fund-raising speeches to increase money to battle the disease and is working with neuroscientists, researchers, academics and pharmaceutical companies in his efforts.


Gleason is quoted in the story as saying: “I believe with the right amount of funding and with the right people, most things are possible. Yes, I believe there can be a treatment or cure in my lifetime.”

Here is a link to the story.

Saints cheerleaders give Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still a care package for his daughter, Leah

Devon Still saints cheerleaders (WWLTV)

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still was inactive on Sunday when his team defeated the New Orleans Saints 27-10 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.

But that didn’t stop the New Orleans Saints from giving Still a care package for his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, who is battling pediatric cancer.

The Saints recognized Devon and Leah in the break after the second quarter with a photo of the two on the video board.

Earlier this season, Saints coach Sean Payton bought 100 Devon Still jerseys to support pediatric cancer.

Payton and Still shared a warm embrace after the game in their first ever meeting.