Grace Bennett Gasaway has spent her career on the bench as a judge, an attorney, but most importantly as a mother and grandmother. This summer, she got news that changed her life. Her daughter Brooke says her mother has something called AML Leukemia. Her mother got the diagnosis after what she thought was a heart attack. Gasaway immediately started chemotherapy all while campaigning for seventh ward judge in Tangipahoa Parish. It is a seat that she won. Now, Brooke is making it her mission to help her mother on the final leg of her journey, a stem cell transplant, by holding a “Be the Match” drive. This Saturday, Dec 19, from 11 am until 3 pm at 905 Western Ave in Hammond, there will be a drive through for a cheek swab. By participating you will be added to the national stem cell registry. This is for ages 18-44 and there is no need to pre-register with online forms.