March 2024
by Breanna Olson

In her Adventure application, Breanna wrote to Team Gleason: My children have always been my focus and my world. As a single mom with a terminal diagnosis, time with them has become even more precious. I would love to spend time in a place with a beautiful water view where we can visit and laugh, eat a good meal together at a restaurant, play a game, solve a puzzle and feel the peace of the water and enjoy the views of nature.

After discussing a few destinations, Breanna chose an Adventure to spend a few days on Fox Island in Washington and Team Gleason was more than happy to help make that happen!

We had such a beautiful, peaceful adventure! We stayed in a beautiful home on Fox Island, WA. One of my favorite parts was sipping tea with my brother, who is my caregiver, in the morning outside on the deck. The weather wasn’t the best but when the rain stopped there was this beautiful rainbow.

I loved reading books with my kids, they beaded bracelets for a good cause, we told stories, and ate around the dinner table. Having this time with my kids and brother will be a cherished memory of peace and fun in such a difficult time. 

The home was not an accessible home specifically, but my brother is able to pick me up and my daughter is able to help me get in the amazing, big bathtub that I enjoyed so much! I recommend bringing easy to cook meals and just enjoy the view and quiet time with your family.

If you know the home is not an accessible home make sure there is a bedroom and bathroom on the main floor with no steps inside so that you can go around freely with your wheelchair or walker.

I can’t thank you enough, Team Gleason for our wonderful adventure!!