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Aaron’s Untold Adversity

"There's a lot of stuff in life that matters, but there's a lot of stuff that doesn't." - Aaron Ramsay

Karson White, Voices of Vista Manager

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On the outside, Aaron Ramsay appears to be a typical Vista del Lago student; he takes AP classes, plays guitar and is involved with the Chi Ro club.

Only Aaron’s friends and family know what he has persevered through his whole life.  He is one of nearly 100,000 people in the United States that live with Sickle Cell Anemia.

Although Aaron’s disease is something he has to be conscious of at all times for his personal well-being, he has not let it negatively influence his life. Despite his challenges and pain, he has managed to turn a horrible disease into inspiration to be a positive person. He even believes it has made his disposition more laid-back and easygoing.

Aaron is truly an example for us all, using his adversities as fuel to be a better person. Listening to Aaron’s story is a sobering way to realize the depths–or lack of depth–that many problems people invest so much time in today.

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  1. Gemma Gabbett on February 10th, 2015 3:06 pm

    A fantastic view and exposure of problems of frightening magnitude, this piece makes people think about others’ hidden battles and perhaps about being more respectful and aware of them, as well as exposing those peoples’ strength in the battle – they are not simply helpless victims. It also helps people reevaluate their priorities, helping them truly appreciate their blessings and realize that some things they worry about are simply useless first-world problems – we should focus upon things of true importance, and not weigh ourselves down with trivial matter. I felt truly connected to Aaron and it provided me with many thoughts, left me pondering – hopefully this will transcend to others’ perception of this piece as well.

  2. Cindy Kapki on February 11th, 2015 8:22 am

    Dear Aaron….thank you for your ‘transperancy’. Thank you for being a voice to so many!! I know God is Your Help and Your Strength and He is so pleased with you being a positive role model for all around you!! May God continue to Bless you and open the doors that ‘no man can open’,,

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