Tatum Hernandez reached out to us on behalf of his mother in law, Elsa, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year. He and his wife moved Elsa in to live with them and their young kids to take care of her. We were inspired by their love and care. With the money raised for The Gleason Initiative Foundation, we were able to pay for a lift so that Elsa could get in and out of their house. When we told them we were going to pay for lift:

From Tatum:
Is there a number where i can call and speak to someone? i am in shock.

Wow, we are so greatful for your generosity!! This is an answered prayer. Elsa had a huge smile on her face, when we told her the great news!! We have so much more to say we’ll do that soon.


I wanted to let you know I received the check and shirts. Again, this has been sooo helpful. Over the last week she has been unable to walk. The elevator has made it so easy to move her out of the house for appointments. Thanks a million, it is such a blessing!
Who Dat!!
Tatum and Charlene

Elsa is at our house now in Mandeville. She is all set up with hospice. She is still eating well & talking.
The thing that she is most sad about is knowing she will not see her grand kids grow up. They are her pride & joy. Lucas-8, grant-7, Amelia 5. She is making all her wishes known & is comfortable. Elsa is from Honduras, she has lived in Louisiana for over 30 years. Her sisters are coming in, every couple of weeks to visit & help out. Tomorrow she wants to go outside & get some fresh air & watch the leaves fall. Now that we have the lift from TG, that will be possible. Thanks for your support!
Tatum & Charlene


Many thanks to everyone who have donated to The Gleason Initiative Foundation. We are so lucky to be able to help families like the Hernandezes.