AARON BULLOCK: December, 2009
Aaron Bullock was 13 years old in 2005 when his four wheeler flipped and he suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident. Since then Aaron has re-learned how to open his mouth, eat, talk, and walk. He's built a strong relationship with the staff at the Bethany Children's Center, where he’s become a great inspiration to them. Aaron could have stopped with his own recovery; instead he decided to give back. His Eagle Scout project is a park that will sit next to the Bethany Children's Center featuring obstacles that kids like him face as they re-enter the community. The obstacles are things most of us take for granted, like stepping over a wooden barrier or walking on broken concrete. Aaron says he was just learning how to walk again, it was hard for him to walk on uneven surfaces so he wanted to make sure others in his condition have an easier time of it. Expected to be finished by spring, the course is the last part of Aaron's Eagle Scout project. His family and friends say his Eagle Scout ranking is more than just an honor; it's a badge of courage, proof of not only Aaron's willingness to help others, but of leadership with a clear message.
As Aaron says, "Don't quit, keep trying."
Aaron, having endured a 4-Wheeler accident, could have stopped with his own recovery; instead he decided to give back to the community.