Bobby Hebert Sr. COVID-19 Relief Fund

In the midst of a dark time in the state of Louisiana, Erin Hebert and her boyfriend, Myles Brennan, have come together to raise money to assist in fighting this global pandemic. Never did Erin and Myles think that this pandemic would hit them so close to home. On March 28, 2020 at 10:58 am, Erin's grandfather, whom she called Poppa, Bobby J. Hebert Sr., passed away at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana due to complications from COVID-19. To honor Erin's grandfather, Erin and Myles decided to create this fund. The proceeds will go to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation—an organization that meant so much to Poppa Bobby.

Bobby Sr. was born and raised on Bayou Lafourche in Cut Off, Louisiana. He loved the people of his community and embraced his Cajun culture. Since his passing, many have referred to Bobby Sr. as "the face of the bayou." He often talked to everyone in the room just because he loved interacting with people. Bobby Sr. hugged people he met like he had known them his whole life. He made everyone feel like the most important person, even if he had only known you for a few minutes. Bobby Sr. was a man of faith, family, and football. He leaves behind a loving wife, 3 sons, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren that he loved dearly.
Poppa Bobby loved attending functions and sporting events for his family members. At these events, his face always beamed with pride. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin. Bobby Sr. was very vocal about the love he had for his family. Bobby Sr. whole heartily loved his family and supported them in any way that he could. He was a devote Catholic and a firm believer. Bobby Sr. spent some of his final few minutes on this earth singing “Amazing Grace.”
He developed a love for football at a young age. Bobby Sr. then passed this love on to his sons and watched them with pride as they developed a passion of their own. He was able to cheer for his son, Bobby Jr., as he led the South Lafourche Tarpons into a State Championship win in 1977.  He watched Bobby become a Demon at Northwestern State then have a successful career in the NFL. He then watched his youngest son, Billy Bob, became a Nicholls State Colonel then play in the Canadian Football League. Bobby watched his grandson and namesake, T-Bob, win a National Championship in 2007 and have a very successful career at LSU, his alma mater. He also watched his youngest grandson, Beaux, become a Nicholls State Colonel. Although not related to Myles by blood, Bobby Sr. considered Myles to be family when he started dating his granddaughter. He jokingly referred to Myles as "Les" after Les Miles. Bobby believed in Myles and supported Myles, just like he did with all of his sons and grandsons. Every time Erin would call her grandpa, he would never hang up without saying how proud he was of her and Myles and that he prayed for them everyday. Erin and Myles both know that Bobby Sr. will watch the rest of Myles’ football career from the best seat in the house, beaming with pride. His favorite part of Myles' football career was that he plays for Coach Ed Orgeron, one of his "bayou boys." Being a dear friend to Bobby Jr., Bobby Sr. has known Coach O since Coach O was a young boy. Bobby Sr. was able to watch Coach O win the 1977 State Championship and become a Demon with Bobby Jr, and Bobby Sr. felt another level of pride in Coach O when he became the head coach at LSU. Just like his sons and Myles, Bobby Sr. believed in Coach O and supported him since the beginning. Coach O called Bobby a few days before his passing. This is something that the Hebert family will always be grateful for.   
Erin and Myles decided that the donating the money they raise to Ochsner Clinic Foundation for COVID-19 Relief was the perfect way to honor Bobby Sr. Ochsner Health has always taken such great care of Bobby Sr.’s medical needs. He was so trusting of the medical professionals at Ochsner. The proceeds from this fund will be donated to Ochsner to assist them in their fight against COVID-19. The Hebert family is so grateful to the doctors and nurses at Ochsner for always providing the best care to Bobby Sr.
Even though they are heartbroken with the passing of Erin’s beloved Poppa, Erin and Myles want to make a difference in their state’s struggles by raising money to support the fight against COVID-19 in honor of Bobby Hebert Sr.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erin Hebert and Myles Brennan 
Baton Rouge, LA
Community Foundation of Acadiana 
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