April 2024
by Clayton Nolan

Every adventure is unique. Two people can want to do the exact same thing, but the why is always different. When Clayton Nolan reached out to Team Gleason, his biggest concern was doing something amazing with his son. While we were not able to assist with his first request, we were able to help him see his favorite baseball team, the Red Sox, with some of his favorite people – most importantly his son. 

“This trip meant a lot to me and my son,” wrote Clayton. “He got to be free from helping me and enjoy the game we both love.” 

Team Gleason was able to secure a suite for the Red Sox vs. Angel’s game in LA. The staff at Angel’s stadium were amazing to work with, helping Clayton navigate through the stadium. 

“It was great,” wrote Clayton. “They escorted us to our suite and made sure the path was clear for my powerchair.” 

Even with the assistance, mother nature didn’t fully cooperate. But, Clayton’s friends came through. “It got a lot colder than we expected and I was freezing,” wrote Clayton. “My friend bought me a blanket to cover me up.” 

When it came to his favorite part of his adventure, Clayton said it was “being able to spend time with my family and friends and watch my favorite team play.” 

 When the final pitch was thrown and Clayton returned home, he wrote the most memorable part of the day was “Seeing my kids forget about their problems and just enjoy their time.” 

We’ll end this blog with Clayton’s advice for anyone else thinking about doing something similar: “Don’t be afraid to go. You will only regret [not doing] it. I have bad anxiety about going out in public and I’m so happy I went.”