There is an indelible intersection where music and sports collide. It’s apparent at every sporting event. Music is played over the speakers, at tailgates, through headphones, and etc. This past weekend, ESPN captured that moment by featuring former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who lives with ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease), and his affinity for Pearl Jam.
What’s more, Pearl Jam’s lead singer, Eddie Vedder, shared a heartfelt moment with Gleason.
Although stricken with ALS, Gleason has never doubted his ability to accomplish amazing feats. His focused attention, though, is solely on his son’s well-being. Gleason’s revelation to keep a video journal for his son has an increased, intense effect once Vedder describes his relationship with his dad.