An ALS diagnosis often triggers a premature acceptance of actual or perceived physical limitations and a resulting down-shift in stimulating and fulfilling experiences. As avid travelers and explorers, Steve and Michel Gleason set out to continue pursuing a life of travel experiences in the face of Steve’s diagnosis; proving in the process that living with ALS just might be the ultimate adventure. This is the spirit that inspires Team Gleason Adventures.

With a goal to raising expanded public awareness of ALS, Team Gleason provides and documents extraordinary life Adventures for individuals with ALS. Team Gleason has afforded hundreds of people unique Adventures they would otherwise have never dreamed possible after their diagnosis.

Steve Gleason was a counterculture athlete who knew that his life on the field was not enough to fulfill his adventurous spirit, so he spent his off-season adventuring around the globe. He always enjoyed experiencing other cultures and learning from and connecting with individuals from around the globe.

This passion did not waver following his diagnosis, and his continued adventures took him to unique locations like Antarctica and Machu Picchu, capturing the essence of these destinations at every stop along the way. Documenting these adventures reflects the commitment to seeking exploration, despite an ALS diagnosis. These Adventures tell the story of resiliency and hope, and are empowering the culture within the ALS community.

By properly documenting each Adventure, the exposure of ALS to the public creates an enhanced level of public awareness. We believe these adventures are not only inspiring, but also create opportunities to educate individuals who would otherwise not know ALS.

From excursions to destinations around the world, to parties filled with family and friends, to trips to the Super Bowl or the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Team Gleason Adventures create lasting and oftentimes, life changing memories for individuals and families living with ALS.

Team Gleason Adventures create lasting and oftentimes, life changing memories for individuals and families living with ALS.

Team Gleason Adventure with Peck and Willie Robertson

Jim Peckenpaugh asked Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander, to join him on a deer hunting adventure. He was gifted a new Extreme x8 Power Wheelchair by Innovation In Motion so he can enjoy the outdoors in spite of living with ALS.

Patagonia: Angelina’s journey to the end of the world

Despite Angelina’s ALS diagnosis she didn’t let that stop her from a two-week journey to Chilean Patagonia in a wheelchair. 

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No White Flags, Ever! | Grand Canyon Adventure

No White Flags, Ever! | Grand Canyon Adventure

The Baumann Family adventure trip to the Grand Canyon exceeded our wildest dreams and was over and above our expectations! Nothing could have prepared us for the emotions that touched our senses, the wonder that flooded our minds and the breath-taking beauty that permeated our very souls.

Adaptive Scuba Diving in Hawaii

Adaptive Scuba Diving in Hawaii

I had always wanted to scuba dive, and never got the chance to, and then when I was diagnosed with ALS, I thought, perhaps I never would. I was delighted to hear Team Gleason was sending me to Hawaii for adaptive scuba diving.

California Zephyr Rail Experience

California Zephyr Rail Experience

Team Gleason was excited to help Tommy check a few items off his “Life List,” including traveling on an Amtrak and visiting San Francisco!

Sailing in Newport, Boston Museums, and Fenway Park

Sailing in Newport, Boston Museums, and Fenway Park

David Jan Campbell was diagnosed with ALS in March 2021. His family reached out to Team Gleason to help with his dream Adventure to Boston with a stop in Newport, RI to go sailing. Team Gleason was thrilled to help make this dream a reality.

Soaking Up the Sun and Memories

Soaking Up the Sun and Memories

I especially want to thank Team Gleason for making my life dream come through. It’s cool that it was on the 1 year anniversary of being diagnosed with ALS. Worst day ever…God redeemed!!! Best day of my life!!!

A Homerun Adventure

A Homerun Adventure

Baseball has been the point of union that has led us to seek encouragement throughout my husband’s illness. Both my husband and my son love the game. We visited three baseball stadiums on the trip: Fenway, Citi Field and Yankee stadium.

6 National Parks in 9 Days

6 National Parks in 9 Days

Every person has their own idea of what their dream Adventure will be. When Lisa applied for a whirlwind trip around Utah and Nevada, Team Gleason was thrilled to step in.

"We all have a timeline.
Most of us don't live like we have a timeline."

- Steve Gleason

No white flags!