It is true that from the beginning Steve and his wife were opposed to releasing this audio and I felt strongly that the public had a right to hear this material and judge for themselves. To this end we agreed upon a 3rd party, a person of high character who both Steve and I trust implicitly, to mediate and advise us on the final decision. When I received a call from this person saying to release the audio “the sooner the better” I did just that.
It was reported and widely understood that Steve and I were co-directing a film about his amazing and inspiring life. We do have a production agreement that I have followed.
I have nothing but love and respect for Steve, Michel and his whole family. I’m happy to say that Steve plans on living a long life, with the assistance of medical technology, and I’m sure he will with the love and support of an amazing family and an incredible city.
To those who say I did this for personal gain, I have taken no money. I am a man of modest means and for the past year have financially gone out on limb to document Steve and Michel Gleason’s life, as well as contribute to their various ventures regarding TeamGleason. I did this out of love and yes, I hoped it would eventually turn into and amazing film and I would have been rewarded for my efforts. The material I shot with Steve this past year was unbelievably compelling and there was no doubt this film would’ve been HUGE.
In effect, yesterday, I gave up a sure thing, to do what myself and many other parents would consider the right thing.
I feel as strongly today as I have from the beginning that the audio speaks for itself and that the public had a right to hear it. I appreciate all the correspondence and support from parents who understand the gravity of this issue.
I look forward to getting back to the real story.
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