Team Gleason was honored to help send three individuals living with ALS and their families to Super Bowl LVII with the help of the NFL. Stacy Lewin was able to make it to Phoenix with her husband and two sons to cheer on the Eagles.
“Stacy and our family are Huge Eagles fans and watch all the games. She has always wanted to go to a Super Bowl to watch the Eagles play with our two boys,” wrote Stacy’s husband, Dan. “She gives so much of herself, always. As her disease progresses like it has since we have hit year two, we have been looking for those family bucket list items.”
So off the family went, flying in from New Jersey to see their beloved Eagle’s play. And while their team lost, they were left with wonderful memories.
“We had such an amazing experience,” wrote Stacy. “Even though our team lost we were so happy to be there and be with the other families, especially the Fuchs who celebrated the win!”
“The biggest takeaway for all of us was to connect with another family and their children,” said Dan, “This was the first time in our two years of this disease that our children connected with others in a similar age range. Stacy and I really enjoyed watching them all interact.”
Thanks to Andrew Jo, the NFL’s Sr. Manager of Retired Player Programs, the families were also able to get down on the field before the game.
“Being at the Super Bowl is an incredible experience,” wrote Stacy. “Representing Team Gleason and ‘No White Flags!’ is incredibly memorable. Being on the field during warm-ups was also very exciting.”