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Steve Gleason brings Puerto Rican with ALS to Saints game

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Steve Gleason, his wife, Michel Gleason, and Gleason's foundation help Carmelo Diaz from Puerto Rico / Courtesy: The Advocate Steve Gleason, his wife, Michel Gleason, and Gleason's foundation help Carmelo Diaz from Puerto Rico / Courtesy: The Advocate
NEW ORLEANS, La. -

Former Saints safety Steve Gleason brought along a Hurricane Maria evacuee, who also suffers from the ALS, a debilitating disease that impacts one's physical function, to the Saints game on Sunday in New Orleans, The New Orleans Advocate reports

Carmelo Diaz, a former tennis player, needs a ventilator to survive and found himself struggling for his life after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, knocking out power to the entire island. 

The New Orleans-based media outlet reports Gleason reached out through his foundation, and with the help of Team Gleason and his wife, Michel Gleason, Diaz was able to evacuate Puerto Rico and get treatment at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Diaz is now not only doing much better health-wise, he had the opportunity to watch the Saints beat the Chicago Bears from the sidelines!

Not one to disappoint, Gleason was dressed as a ghost for the pre-Halloween football game. 

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