- STEVE GLEASON ACCEPTS APOLOGY FROM ATLANTA RADIO HOSTS - By now, you’ve probably heard about the ill-conceived skit put on by three Atlanta radio hosts that was pointing fun at Steve Gleason and his ALS. All three radio hosts have now been fired, and issued an apology to Gleason and his family.
Gleason, 36, did not comment or respond to the issue right away. According to sources close to him, he was spending time with his family, something he considers to be more important than commenting on the situation at hand.
On Tuesday, Gleason decided to comment with the following statement:
“Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support,” Gleason began in a post on his official Facebook page. ” ‘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. It’s clear to me that, on a national and global scale, ALS is not understood, which is part of why (it’s) under-funded and largely ignored. In the past 36 hours, lots of people have been talking. Let’s 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 at www.teamgleason.org.”
This shows the true character of Gleason. It would be easy to attack these three men in a negative way, much in the way that they did to him, especially when you factor in that everyone is on Gleason’s side. The fact that he chose to take the high road is amazing an inspiring. It’s something we can all learn from. (Photo: ScottFujita.com)
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