Pray For Aaron
I know. You are scrolling through your newsfeed..I know it's yet the gazillionth Go Fund Me page you've seen in your lifetime. Hear me out. I'm doing everything I can think of to make this request extra ordinary...just like my friend Aaron. It's long. Y'all know me. I can't do short.
Most of you know our friend passed away this week from leukemia. Not even 30 years old. What you may not know..is that his precious mother Teresa has been receiving treatment and fighting cancer too..as well as his dad. This whole family has a battle. And they just buried their son.
Not even 20 minutes after hearing he passed...God sent an idea to my heart. Aaron fought. And he left this world way..way too early. Some would say..his purpose here was fulfilled. I don't think that's true. I think his purpose is just beginning.
I struggled with how to impact Y'alls lives with his story the way his attitude while facing this evil disease..impacted mine. I feel in my bones that I need to do something way over of my level of skill..and face it with God as my strength..the exact way he stared down cancer. I know in my heart I cannot rest easy until I can help his sweet parents somehow. They have not asked for a single dime. They won't. So.. I'm going to do it for them.
Starting right now..I am asking that you sponsor me..in honor of Aaron..and his fearless...God filled heart. On August 29th..I will start a Spartan Super. An 8 mile obstacle course. And I will finish it with the Almighty on my side..just the way Aaron finished his time here with us. Do not even ask me why I want to do this. I have not the slightest clue. I've actually fought this idea for almost a week. I'm not strong enough...noone will care about this..I'm scared..and this is just a silly comparison you have made up in your mind. A race has nothing to do with Aaron. But see..it does. It's all in the eye of the beholder. Aaron inspired me to live for God..like a super hero. He loved them. Drew them. Wore them. And he followed the hard track shown to him..and he raced it with joy..until he crossed the line with a hanging banner. That's what this means to me. If one life can be moved by his faith..if we can hand some relief to a grieving family..3 months of training..and the race from hell.. will be cake. If he could fight with his eyes on God...I can race 8 miles with my eyes on Him too. I know I'm not as cool as Jason A Ward..and I know we ask for Y'all to step In and help with people who truly need it..but as we always say..that's why we believe a dumb video went viral on facebook. Why people for some unknown reason like Slingblade..and think we're even just a little bit fun to keep up with. It's not a Ward thing. It's a God thing. And as long as HE'S the center of US..nothing we set out to do to benefit another soul..and bring glory to His name...will fail. Please..please..pray for this family..give even just 5 bucks..and share the crap out of this. I don't share a whole lot of these things. I wait for the ones that impact my heart. I cant make this big. But God can. I find it fitting that one of The Spartan slogans is.."this is why I race."
This....is why I race.
Most of you know by now our sweet Aaron passed this morning. The funds from this account will help pay for funeral costs. Please pray and donate if you are able to help this family out. Our lost was heavens gain.
Message from Aaron Von Price: I miss all of my friends and family. Being this sick and compromised is hard on me because I love you all. I admit I'm a little frustrated but still I praise God for bringing me this far. I'm in remission, I lived through septic infection when the doctors gave no hope...God touched me...He has answered our prayers and I praise Him for it all. I wish I was going to be in church for this special weekend of Easter. Thank you everyone near and far for all the prayers, love and support you have given me and to my family. I am humbled by your love. I have a ways to go in recovering from some of the issues I am dealing with and appreciate continued prayers. May God bless you all, Aaron.