Gleason: a story of hope.
How is it possible to feel like your heart is breaking and be incredibly uplifted all in the same moment?
This afternoon, I had the good fortune to see Gleason, the documentary about former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who is living with ALS. The experience brought a rollercoaster of emotions, ranging from lighthearted laughter to incredible awe to heartfelt sobbing. I was inspired not only by Steve but also by his wife, Michel, both of whom showed undeniable strength, incredible fragility and vulnerability. And love. So much love.
Gleason a story of tenacity. And faith. It’s gut wrenching. And heartwarming. It’s a study of the power of refusal to accept one’s fate without a good fight, despite the most challenging of odds.
It’s a raw, complex look at relationships—of fathers and sons, of a husband and wife, mom and son, and the many friends whose love and support make the unbearable bearable.
It’s about living in the moment and creating a legacy. A celebration of the unwavering human spirit and perseverance through unimaginable challenges to which many would have surrendered.
But this is Steve Gleason.
No White Flags.
Gleason is so much more than a documentary. It’s a story of hope at a time the world desperately needs it.
Go see it. Bring your family and your friends. And bring lots of tissues.
And when you leave, you’ll be a better person for the experience.
See the movie in these theaters.
To learn more about the movie, click here: Gleason.