Steve, Michel and Team Gleason had the honor of meeting Jake Bliss at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this year. We partnered up with the Dream Foundation to help with the Bliss adventure. Jake went to school at Tulane and wanted to come back and visit and go to the Fest with his brothers and friends.
With help from Acadian Transportation, who were completely awesome, The Gleason Initiative Foundation helped with the transportation portion of the trip.
Even though we only hung out for a short period, we all fell in love with Jake and his brothers. Upbeat, funny and sarcastic. Steve learned a lot from him. And the love between the brothers was a beautiful thing to experience.
This is a great letter from one Ned to Trish with the Dream Foundation:
It pained us to hear of Jake’s passing. We vow to continue to fight our best against ALS in honor of every PAL out there, and Jake is someone we will have in our minds every day while we do it.