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Saints owner donates $5 million to Team Gleason

Gayle and Tom Benson (Source: Flickr Commons) Gayle and Tom Benson (Source: Flickr Commons)

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has made a big donation to help Team Gleason create a cutting edge living facility for people with ALS.

Benson gave Team Gleason a $5 million commitment for the organization's House for Innovative Living at St. Margaret's in New Orleans.

The money will be used to help provide a place where patients can live a more normal life, according to the Saints. The facility uses cutting edge technology to allow patients to do things like open doors or call for an elevator with the help of a computer and a sensor that tracks head and eye movements.

The new facility is located in the St. Margaret's skilled nursing residence in Mid-City.

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