Steve and Michel Gleason welcome second child, a daughter

Former Saints player Steve Gleason and his wife, Michel, welcomed a baby girl, Gray Varisco Gleason, on Tuesday in New Orleans.

"Steve and Michel Gleason are happy to announce the birth of their second child, a baby girl," Team Gleason associate executive director Clare Durrett said, according to NOLA.com.

Steve and Michel confirmed publicly in July that they were expecting their second child, a daughter, following a successful in vitro fertilization procedure.

Their first child, a son named Rivers, was born shortly after Gleason learned of his ALS diagnosis in 2011.

Information from ESPN's Mike Triplett was used in this report.