Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal


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Steve Gleason, the Spokane native who starred for the Washington State University Cougars and played football for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, had his name submitted for a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.Federal lawmakers from Washington and Louisana seek to honor Gleason for work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, Republicans from Louisiana, helped sponsor the legislation along with Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Democrats from Washington.“Few people make Washington state as proud as Steve Gleason, a Spokane native and WSU standout who not only excelled on the field, but who has gone on to make his biggest impact as a tireless advocate in the health world,” Murry said.Cassidy said Gleason was “a hero for Saints fans and now he is a hero for all Americans as he finds hope and meaning in overcoming disability and creating greater opportunity for others who are disabled.”
Source: Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal | The Spokesman-Review

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