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Tom Benson gives Steve Gleason $5M for ALS help

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    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to former Saints player Steve Gleason, whom he called an "NFL legend" for the way he and his Team Gleason charity are working to aid ALS patients and search for a cure.

    Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, has become world-renowned for his diligent and innovative efforts to improve the lives of others with similar conditions.

    Benson's donation will help to operate the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living, which is scheduled to open this summer in New Orleans. The house is only the second of its kind in the United States and will allow 18 patients with incurable neuromuscular disorders to live more independently.

    "Steve is already defying odds," Benson said. "And through his work to find a cure for ALS, along the way he is making the lives of those living with ALS more meaningful and independent through the Team Gleason House.

    Source: ESPN