Team Gleason has provided over $20 Million in adventure, technology, equipment, and care services to over 30,000 people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and countless others through advocacy, support, and, ultimately, bringing an end to the disease. Team Gleason, through its diverse and broad-reaching programming, brings assistive technology, equipment, and robust support services into the hands of ALS patients – with a goal of helping people with ALS not just survive but thrive after a devastating diagnosis.
With the support and partnership from the ALS Finding a Cure and the Leonard P. Rizzuto Foundation, Team Gleason will have the opportunity to provide critical assistance for more people with ALS than ever before. For people living with ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases, mobility becomes a significant issue. Team Gleason provides portable power wheelchairs to the ALS community, but with this grant, we will be able to double that number at no cost to the patient. These wheelchair models are designed with portability and convenience for users and are more compact and portable than traditional larger power wheelchairs.