Community & Enriching Lives Character, Leadership, Service in Community Take a leap outside the playing field to REPRESENT & SERVE
Leadership & Service in Community:
2019 - Present Created “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.
2018 - Present - Online Facebook Social Media Journal reaching out to those who are affected by cancer “Connections A Deeper Meaning Of Cancer”
2017 - 2019 Volunteered at the Rally The Valley event for the Calaway Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO.
2017 - 2019 Created a fundraising team for the Rally The Valley event supporting cancer patients of the Calaway Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO.
2017 - 2019 Raised $3,578.00 to benefit the cancer patients of the Calaway Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO
2017 - Public speaker at the 2017 Rally The Valley event in Glenwood Springs, CO for the Calaway Young Cancer Center
Eagle Scout Project - built garden beds for Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, CO
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.