Steve Gleason, Wife Michel Expecting Second Child

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It's a joyous time for former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason and his wife, Michel, as the couple announced Monday they are expecting their second child in October.

Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan reports:

The Gleasons posted a picture of a pregnant Michel from their summer vacation in Idaho on Michel's Instagram account on Sunday. The baby girl is due in October thanks to a successful in-vitro fertilization procedure.

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Gleason became an iconic member of the Black-and-Gold when he blocked a punt in the team's first game in the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina to help carve out a lopsided victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

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