They say God only gives you as much as you can handle. If that’s the case, God sure believes in the strength of one Spokane family. While already dealing with a devastating diagnosis for one family member, the Gleason family is now relying on prayers and donations to help another.
Jackie Kaminksi Gleason is a force of nature. Not only is she a wife, mom, step-mom and grandma, she’s an athlete, competing in triathlons in the summer and skiing the mountains in the winter. Jackie’s life has also changed countless lives, as an elementary school teacher at Michael Anderson Elementary School.
She’s dedicated to sharing her life with her husband, Mike – and, in addition to all her other endeavors, she’s an active member of Team Gleason, the foundation started for her step-son, Steve Gleason; Steve is a former Cougar football star, now battling ALS.
Now, she’s counting on the prayers of all those she has touched over the years, as she faces an uphill battle of recovery.
On June 23, Jackie and Mike beamed with pride at the Windermere Real Estate’s Cruizin for a Cause motorcycle ride. It was organized by Mike’s office as a fundraiser for Team Gleason. Pictures from the event show Jackie proudly posing with Steve, his wife Michel and her grandson Rivers. Just two days later, everything would change.