February 2022
by Vicki DeLong

It’s so hard to put into words what this trip meant to me. I don’t think it’s possible.

I’ve always wanted to take my sons to the Super Bowl.  I knew I could never do it on my own but I also knew that it was something that they would remember for the rest of their lives. Every year when they watch the game, they will tell stories to those around them about our trip.

I was a hardcore football mom while they played in high school. I only missed a couple of games through the years; they knew that I would be there.  We carried that bond into our home, watching football and hosting their friends for Super Bowl parties almost every year.

Now that they are grown and have their own families, our Super Bowl parties are a thing of the past. Not anymore, thanks to Team Gleason, we just had the best Super Bowl party ever 🙂

The entire experience was amazing! We were so excited to receive field passes so we could go on the field before the game. Our seats were amazing and it was so much fun to meet other ALS families.  Meeting Jose, Chris and their families was awesome!  We even had several celebrities in the suite behind us and got in a couple of their Instagram posts…so much fun!

Although they did not go to the game, Team Gleason included my daughters in the Adventure so that I would have a weekend with all 4 of my children.. This was priceless to me as we rarely all get together.

Team Gleason, the only way I can thank you is to continue to live life to the fullest and continue to bring awareness for ALS.  I will do both of these things!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you everyone at Team Gleason!

Special thanks to Vicki’s daughter, Tiffini, for driving through major LA traffic to pick up special passes for this Adventure, ensuring each family got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment of being on the field before the Super Bowl.

Team Gleason would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Andrew Jo and the NFL for their continued dedication to empowering those living with ALS and for their assistance on our Super Bowl LVI Adventures.

Vicki’s story was also highlighted by Oregon’s “Sweet Home News” – Read the article here!