Team Gleason and Halyard Health partner to share former NFL player, ALS patient Steve Gleason's story: 4 thoughts

Eric Oliver -  

Former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2011, he started Team Gleason to raise awareness of the disease and recently partnered with Halyard Health to further that cause.

Here's what you need to know.


1. Mr. Gleason uses the MIC-KEY Gastrostomy Feeding Tube to help receive the nutrition he needs. As a person's ALS worsens they often have difficulty eating because of trouble swallowing, aspiration and choking.


2. Many patients turn to enteral feeding tubes to solve this problem.


3. Liquid nourishment and medication is delivered by a tube which is surgically inserted into a patient's stomach. The tube then attaches to a feeding bottle, bag or pump. Early placement of the tube is recommended to reduce complications.


4. Team Gleason aligned with MIC-KEY to help promote the tube over its "cumbersome" alternatives.


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