Scott Fujita and Family
A special screening of the inspirational documentary “Gleason” will be hosted Friday evening, March 15, 2019, by All Saints’ Church and Scott Fujita, former New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champion, who produced the film. Scott is the newly appointed Head of School for All Saints’ Day School and its former Athletic Director. He is set to begin his new post in Carmel Valley this summer.
“Gleason” premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is the story of Scott’s New Orleans Saints teammate Steve Gleason who contracted ALS, a nervous system disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2011 at the age of 34. Doctors gave Gleason two to five years to live. Once he received his diagnosis, Gleason resolved to live strong for whatever amount of time he would ultimately be given.
The film is a powerful telling of Gleason’s determined love for his newborn son (for whom he recorded videos while he was yet unborn) and for his wife, as well as of his generous spirit for others dealing with this terminal disease. It chronicles the first five years of his courageous battle.
The evening will begin in Seccombe Hall at 6:00 p.m. with a pizza and salad supper ($10 for adults and free for children under 12). Scott will introduce the film at 6:30 p.m. and also speak after the showing. Please RSVP to the All Saints’ parish office at (831) 624-3883.