Lemonade for Change

Lemonade for Change

July 16, 2021 In 2013, sisters Grace and Ava Marchand set up shop under M and M’s Lemonade Stand, Team Gleason’s longest-running 3rd party fundraiser. “We started the lemonade stand in 2013 after hearing about Lemonade Day in Louisiana. I thought it would be fun for...
January 5th, 2020

January 5th, 2020

Ten years ago I was diagnosed with ALS. Right at this moment, I feel a profound sense of gratitude, meaning, and responsibility in my life. I have a trust that I am exactly where I am meant to be, and I intend to live wholeheartedly for every breath that remains. ALS...
Sailing Around Florida in 31 Days

Sailing Around Florida in 31 Days

Tina and Randy’s first date was on the water on a canoeing trip. But, Tina still remembers Randy talking about sailing. Later, they married and had two children. Randy worked at the same foundry for 37 years and Tina worked as a fifth-grade teacher. They had...
Friends, Food and Science

Friends, Food and Science

November 11, 2019 By: Steph Atkins One of my goals of living with ALS is to maintain my friendships near and far.  I have been friends with Ellen since we worked together in San Francisco nearly 20 years ago.  While I moved to the Seattle area, she moved back to...
Cruising on the Caribbean

Cruising on the Caribbean

November 10, 2019 “Can we ever go back on a Disney Cruise again?” They may just be two and five years old, but they are asking the right questions.  Spending an entire week with Cinderella, Tiana, and Mickey Mouse would be memorable for any kid. But for their mom and...
Wedding Bells on Maine’s Coast

Wedding Bells on Maine’s Coast

August 15, 2020 Theanna’s baby was getting married.  She spent the entire week before the wedding on an emotional roller coaster. It seemed like Sarah was only born yesterday and now she was grown up and getting married. Theanna says she was crying off and on. She was...