President Barack Obama has signed the Steve Gleason's legislation into law, according to multiple media reports out of New Orleans.
According to NOLA.com, “the bill makes speech generating devices, such as the one used by Gleason to communicate, more readily accessible for patients with ALS and other neurological disorders. It does this by making purchase of the devices eligible for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid.”
The former New Orleans Saint was obviously excited about the news.
“Big day! @POTUS signed the SG Act into law & we demonstrated new advanced Eye Drive technology at @microsoft headquarters,” he tweeted.
Gleason was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in 2011 and became a leader for patients with the disease.
The Team Gleason foundation was the driving force behind the law.