I first met Jason Gallegos at Coffee Deli in November, 2019 to conduct an in-person interview with him for December Ardsley Living’s Making a Difference, neither of us imagining how drastically the world would change in a few, short months. Our cheerful conversation centered around the home renovation he and his wife, Ashley, were trying to complete on their “forever” 50th Street home, son Ashton’s 4th grade achievements, their interesting “day-jobs” and Jason’s passionate dedication to The Salvation Army and Savannah Exploratory Charter Academy. He also shared some exciting news–they were expecting a baby boy in January, 2020!
When we spoke again this summer, by phone, the conversation began with a somber health check-in, followed by discussing how the pandemic was affecting our daily lives and those around us. “With the uncertainty of the coronavirus, all we can do is be responsible,” Jason offered. “And, do everything we can to take care of ourselves, and minimize risk to others.”