Baby Gleason: Steve and Michel announce birth of 2nd child

Baby Gleason: Steve and Michel announce birth of 2nd child
Steve and Michael Gleason announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl, on Tuesday. Their first child, Rivers, was born in October 2011. (Photo courtesy of Steve Gleason via Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Gleason family welcomed in another member Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 16), with the birth of a baby girl, according to Team Gleason associate executive director Clare Durrett.

“Everyone is happy and healthy,” Durrett said.

The baby was born around 4 p.m. and as of Tuesday night, Steve and Michel Gleason had not decided on a name.

The couple’s first child, Rivers, will turn 7 on Thursday. He was born nine months after Gleason learned of his diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. The Gleasons confirmed they they were expecting their second child in July, after a successful in vitro fertilization procedure.

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