January 17, 2013 3:00 PM
New Wave staff
Tulane alumnus and former NFL player Steve Gleason today teamed up with Chase to announce the financial institution’s $350,000 grant to the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living in New Orleans, funding the development of technologies to help ALS and MS patients.
“The Team Gleason House was only a dream less than a year ago,” said Gleason, a 2011 MBA graduate of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. “Through our efforts and the extraordinary efforts of Chase and St. Margaret’s, we have realized that dream so ALS patients can continue to live, thrive and contribute to the community. Until there is a medical cure for ALS, technology is the cure, and we are proving that today."The former New Orleans Saints player has become a symbol of the city’s determination and perseverance. His celebrated punt-block on the night the Superdome reopened in 2006 renewed hope that New Orleans was ready for a big comeback.
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