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Smiles abounded among 11 inductees at Thursday press conference

Smiles abounded among 11 inductees at Thursday press conference

There were plenty of ear-to-ear grins from the nine inductees and three honorees Thursday at the introductory press conference, hosted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum and presented by La Capitol.

LSWASmiles abounded among 11 inductees at Thursday press conference
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Gleason stares down adversity, provides aid and inspiration

Gleason stares down adversity, provides aid and inspiration

By Ted Lewis
Written for the LSWA

When Steve Gleason received the devastating diagnosis in 2011 that he had contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, he could have, understandably, accepted his fate — that his condition was terminal, usually within a couple of years.

LSWAGleason stares down adversity, provides aid and inspiration
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