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Jun 18, 2013 2:29 PM

Steve Gleason responds to Atlanta DJ prank with poise, class

Yesterday, some Atlanta DJs took a very low road, mocking former Saint Steve Gleason and his struggle with ALS. Here is Steve's response, posted on the Team Gleason Facebook page. In it, Steve is as gracious as the DJs' actions were despicable.

"Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support. 'Defend Team Gleason' now has been officially redefined. Additionally, the DJs have provided genuine apology. Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are.

"I think everyone can learn from this event. Its clear to me that, on a national & global scale, ALS is not understood, which is part of why its under funded and largely ignored. In the past 36 hours lots of people have been talking. Lets talk about this... There are zero treatments for ALS. If you take any action as a result of this event, I prefer it to be action to end ALS. See what we are doing to change that @ SG"

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