At Just the Right Time

At Just the Right Time

December 2021by Shelly Powell For part of my growing up years we lived in Panama City, Florida where my dad was pastoring. My mom instilled in me a love for the ocean surf and would walk with us along the shore in “free abandon” as she called it.  Recently I felt a...
San Diego Zoo: Private Tour

San Diego Zoo: Private Tour

Team Gleason was thrilled to send San Diego locals Derek, his wife Amelia, and their close friend on an accessible private tour of the San Diego Zoo. March 2022by Amelia Ray Derek has not had a chance to travel or get out much due to being very busy working and...
Our Florida Road Trip

Our Florida Road Trip

February 2022by Sem and Luda Lederman My husband Sem Lederman was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2014. He has lost so much in the last 8 years but this horrible disease cannot take away his spirit! Team Gleason’s motto “No White Flags!” is exactly how Sem approaches...
Sunsets and Memories

Sunsets and Memories

March 2022by Lilly Ortiz My favorite part of the trip was the overall opportunity that we had to go as a family and enjoy my mom, Lourdes, while she can still walk some. Her mobility is fast becoming limited.  The first day we were able to get her on the beach was...
Togetherness

Togetherness

February 2022by Tim Pelman The past few months for me have been overwhelming to say the least.  I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a Louisiana native with an amazing family and support group. I was recently diagnosed with ALS on July 15, 2021. I can...