Shane Rogers, Jamaica 2016
With the funds donated to The Gleason Initiative Foundation, Team Gleason was able to pay for Shane Rogers, his wife Christie, and their two children to vacation in Jamaica! Below is a letter we received from Christie about their trip.
Hello, Christie Rogers here. Just wanted to say thank you so much for your support for our Jamaica Vacation. We had an excellent time. The kids and Shane and I will certainly cherish the memories we were able to make thanks to you. . We were able to snorkel a bit, go on a glass bottom boat ride, and Shane and I just relaxed by the pool or Oceanside and watched the kids swimming and trying to catch crabs on the beach. The kids even got to try out scuba equipment in the pool. Everyone at the resort was super nice, and there was always something good to eat at any time of day.
I cannot express what this trip meant to all of us. Timing is everything, Shane had an appointment with his Dr. when we returned, she told him his disease if starting to progress at a faster rate and that he has to use either his walker or wheelchair from now on, and that a cane is no longer enough, so the memories will be even more precious.
As promised we took a lot of pictures, I selected a few to pass on to you.
Let me know if the pictures get to you ok, and again, thank you so very much. Possibly the only chance we will ever have in our lifetime to do something like this and we will never forget it.
God bless you all.