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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a Mormon who grew up in a home where both parents had physical disabilities.

About Me

My Mother contracted polio as a little girl which rendered many of the muscles in her body with less function. My Father had a spinal cord injury at the age of 16 leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. The two met as part of the disability community, dated and eventually got married. I mention them when speaking about myself because growing up under the circumstances has made me what I am today. I owe much of my character, drive and values to my parents. They lived life by accomplishing things that most able bodied people take for granted. Because of their example, I live my life with little excuse or real complaint. I feel blessed as I am and take in every moment and experience as a privilege.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ offers me purpose and meaning in my life. It gives me hope that there is a positive outcome to the challenges we face in this life. I'm a Mormon because I have been able to gain a better understanding of God's plan and how I fit in the grand design. I do not feel alone, without value or without purpose. I am actively engaged in the Lord's plan which has helped me overcome my own challenges. The example of my parent's and the interweaving of our lives has taught me that God is real and that there is a plan and process in this world for each of us. I have prayed to about my faith and have received real answers to prayer to know that this is true. And I have seen the hand of God in my life.

How I live my faith

To me, every day is a moment to test and practice my faith. I feel I am here to learn by regularly practicing of my faith in real life scenarios. That means, I will make mistakes (sometimes repeatedly and sometimes unknowingly) but I can learn and become a better person through it all. I also believe the gospel provides a system of learning and growing that is not penalizing but, empowers me to grow my specific needs.