In Memory of Ariel McGinnis

If there’s anything we can say about Ariel (AJ), it’s that he was loved. A passionate, considerate and loving young man; he was a good friend, and an amazing brother and son. He was in the process of starting a personal training business, helping to teach other young men how to fight using mixed martial arts techniques. He had just moved back home to start saving money and spending more time with his parents, and was actively training for his first official MMA fight. 

Ariel left on Monday morning (April 15, 2019) to go for his morning run and was hit by a vehicle and killed. He was unnecessarily taken from this world and from those who love him, in the prime of his life. Even so, we know he is resting in peace with his younger brother Jonathan and enjoying the sweet presence of his Savior. We are trying to find solace in that, but we are in shock and feel a deep devastation as a family. 

At this time we are not quite sure how to process everything, but we know we have to make arrangements for a funeral. If you knew Ariel and if he made an impact in your life, feel free to give. If you are not able to give financially, we would love for you to write and share your memories of him in the comments below. 

We love you, Ariel, and we will always keep you in our hearts. 

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Sarís Chavah 
Tallahassee, FL
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