Super Bowl LI Adventure
SThanks to funds donated to The Gleason Initiative Foundation, Team Gleason was able to send pALS Robbie Gravolet, wife Rhonda, and Father-in-Law Ed on an eventful extended weekend in Houston, TX!
The Gravolet’s spent a whirl-wind weekend in Houston, Texas where they were able to enjoy and escape their daily routines. Robbie was diagnosed with a slow progressing form of ALS two years ago so this Adventure was just what he and his wife needed!
The weekend started off with, what Rhonda described as “the BEST NASA TOUR EVER”. Robbie and Rhonda both work for NASA Michoud in New Orleans and were able to pull some strings to get a special VIP tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Steve Gleason and some of his Team accompanied Robbie, Rhonda, and Ed on the amazing tour led by Austronauts Ellen Ochoa, Jeff Williams, and (the Gravolet’s “FAVORITE”) Jeanette Epps. They were able to tour the inside of Mission Control – which seldom to never happens!
Saturday night the Gravolet’s joined Team Gleason in attending a Super Bowl Pre-Party where they had photo opportunities with Michael Phelps (all time records for Olympic gold medals) and Friends’ actor David Schwimmer. The weekend concluded with field passes and tickets to Super Bowl LI. They had a “GREAT TIME” and had a NFL VIP tour of NRG Stadium.
“I cannot express what this trip meant to us. The memories will forever be sketched in our minds.” – The Gravolet’s