Steve Gleason brings Hurricane Maria evacuee with ALS to Saints game
NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints safety Steve Gleason brought a Hurricane Maria evacuee suffering from ALS to Sunday's game.
A post from Steve Gleason's Twitter account showed the former Saints hero alongside Carmelo Diaz and his family. According to the Advocate, Diaz, a former tennis player, needs a ventilator to survive and struggled to stay alive after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, knocking out power to the entire island.
Gleason reportedly 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.
Gleason, fully dressed for Halloween, brought the Diaz family on the sidelines to watch the Saint's 20-12 victory over the Bears Sunday.