Steve Gleason Act passes in Congress

Steve Gleason, former NFL standout contestant for a New Orleans Saints, has redefined what it means to be a hero. Diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2011, Steve’s mind is unblushing by a disease, though he can no longer pierce any partial of his physique – solely his eyes. He communicates his thoughts to a universe by record operated by his eye movements, in most a same approach as physicist Stephen Hawking. Last year, Medicare took stairs to shorten entrance to this technology, famous as Speech Generating Devices (SGDs). Medicare’s movement was unsuitable to Steve and others who need communication inclination after experiencing ALS, strokes, dire mind injury, intelligent palsy, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, chemical accidents, and many other forms of injuries, accidents, and other formidable neurological conditions.

Using a really record Medicare stopped covering in many caring settings final year, Steve initial used his “Team Gleason” Foundation to safeguard that everybody who indispensable a Speech Generating Device had one. Team Gleason became a reserve net for many people that Medicare denied. Steve afterwards called on Congress to stop Medicare’s limiting policies on interest of thousands of SGD users. He intent members of