Community & Enriching Lives Character, Leadership, Service in Community Take a leap outside the playing field to REPRESENT & SERVE
Leadership & Service in Community:
Eagle Scout project of building large scale raised flower beds for a local nonprofit environmental science education organization, Aspen Center of Environmental Studies at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, Colorado
Creating a fundraising team and volunteering for Rally the Valley that benefits cancer patients and their families at the Calaway Young Cancer Center. As of 2019 raised a total of $3,578.00
Encouraging school sport team members to participate in community service by joining my Rally The Valley team and volunteering in support of cancer patients and their families at our local cancer center Calaway Young Cancer Center.
Community/School engagement and enrichment. Inviting community members to sporting events via social networking, sending out schedules of games and inviting with personal engagement. Bringing school and community together with support each other in knitting together and creating support.
Produced a documentary "Connections A Deeper Meaning Of Cancer" The process: At 14yo my mom told me she had cancer, I was scared and my world turned upside down. After her last day of treatment, I heard the most amazing sound ever - my mom "rang the bell" such a sweet victory. Later that same year, I was asked to speak at the Calaway Young Cancer Center's annual event "Rally the Valley" about my experience and how the compassionate staff was there for our family as we navigated through this journey. At 15yo I was driven to delve into the human connection through cancer and how it has deeply changed the lives of all who have entered this journey whether the one who is diagnosed with cancer, thriver, survivor or caretaker. I had a vision for a documentary to recognize the life lessons we learn from our own experiences and through others by personal connection finding a deeper meaning of cancer. It’s life altering and it is a journey that is individual in who we may become and how we view our lives as a result of cancer. I want to redefine people’s perceptions of cancer. I don’t want people to feel isolated from their diagnosis and change them for the worse but rather change them for the better in connecting with a deeper sense of cancer where we all are the WINNERS. At 16yo I connected with whom I now call my tribe of people who shared their their stories, tears, joys of their cancer journey with me. Some have been cancer free, some stage 4, some are caregivers, parents and children of the one's affected by cancer and one has flown to heaven during my process of interviews and filming. I respect and honor them for being transparent and allowing me into their lives. Their connections and how cancer changed their lives will be forever part of my soul. My tribe also consist of my community experts who have been with me and helped me navigate through the tough times and celebrate the good times in which I am grateful. They are all SUPERHEROS! At 17yo I crossed the finish line with the screening of my documentary "Connections A Deeper Meaning Of Cancer" . This is not "my" documentary but "our" documentary because all of us are a part of each other's story. At the end of the day, cancer will never win because it will not interpret how you live nor why you live. Although you will encounter storms, you will find the moon when it's dark and a rainbow in the clouds. Life Lesson: The sky is the limit and the connections we make in our journey is the deeper meaning of our page turning story we call LIFE.
Be the Light
Every calendar year on January 1 please light a candle for all those who journey through cancer. Recognizing that there are life lessons to learn through challenging times and to be grateful for each other. There is a light in everything and offering a prayer or blessing we can release it to the world to enlighten a situation. - Aaron Adams
Taking a leap outside of the playing field by serving, raising an awareness and encourage others to become more involved in community.