Ed talks about his dad to Steve Gleason [x].
Steve Gleason such an inspiration, you all should go read about his story. Pearl Jam has done a lot of great things for getting his story and condition out there to the public. He’s a big name in my area. The New Orleans saints (the team on which he played) commemorated him by placing a statue of him on his memorable play, which helped the city celebrate something for the first time after Hurricane Katrina.
He was diagnosed with ALS a few years ago and has travelled the world since, going to places like Machu Pichu, the Great Wall, and other such places, all while dealing with and overcoming the challenges dealt by this debilitating condition. A true symbol of strength and courage in the face of adversity which would have claimed him long ago, had he given up. #nowhiteflags is the hashtag he, and those inspired by him use to claim achievement of whatever seemingly unattainable feat they have accomplished. Seriously, read into this guy and you will be inspired.