jimmy’s Story

Site created on December 6, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

The Family would to thank everyone for the love and support through this difficult time. Jimmy was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2015, and part of his journey included raising awareness and funds to support others in the ALS community, while also contributing to finding cure. Steve Gleason was a huge inspiration to Jimmy, and his organization based here in New Orleans became both a resource for living with this disease and also an extended family. One of Jimmy's lasting legacies was raising over $125,000 for the Team Gleason Foundation!

As per Jimmy's wishes, rather than traditional funeral services, we have decided to plan a celebration of Jimmy's life in early January and will update this site with more details soon. We all believe this is a much more appropriate way to honor Jimmy and the way he lived his life - tellings stories, enjoying each others company, and saying our goodbyes. We hope that everyone will take part in this online community to share photos and personal experiences that were touched by Jimmy and his spirit.

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Journal entry by Jamie Peckenpaugh

The Peckenpaugh Family invite you join us in celebrating the life and passing of Jim Peckenpaugh.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
# 3 New Basin Way
New Orleans, Louisiana
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Jim was a master storyteller, and in his honor we ask that you bring a story or memory to share with the Family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's honor maybe made to the Team Gleason Foundation.
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