Aaron Jenkins, 20, from Mabank, lost his battle with liver cancer on Wednesday.
On March 11, 2014, the Athens Review profiled Aaron and his struggle with the disease. Jenkins was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuro Carcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer, in February 2014.
Aaron's mother, Christie Jenkins Kirchebauer, said they went to M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston for treatment. After the doctors reviewed Aaron's medical records, the family was told there was nothing the hospital could do for him.
“Aaron was sent home from M.D. Anderson with Hospice Care,” Kirchenbauer said. “It's important to know my child was saved two days before he passed away.”
The family wanted to make sure everyone knew how much they appreciate the prayers and condolences the family has received.
Services for Aaron will be held Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jack Ray officiating. Interment will follow the service at Guill Cemetery in Mabank.
Aaron was born on May 2, 1993 in Mesquite to Christie Jenkins, and entered into eternal rest on April 2.
Aaron was a very kind-hearted and loving young man. He loved Anime and Pokemon. Aaron was very eclectic, and had many talents.
He graduated from Mabank High School in 2012, and was attending Trinity Valley Community College, majoring in Liberal Arts. Aaron wanted a future working in voice over acting and animation movies. He also did drawings of Anime and real people, and was very content with his paper and pencil.
“Aaron was an amazing person who will be truly missed by all who loved and knew him,” said Kirchenbauer.
Aaron was preceded in death by: his great-grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Guill; great-grandmother Mildred Dowdle; and great-granddad J.A. Jenkins.
He is survived by: his mother Christie Jenkins Kirchenbauer and father Troy of Mabank; brother Wesley Kirchenbeauer of Mabank; stepbrother Garret Kirchenbauer of Forney; stepsister Haley Kirchenbauer of Forney; grandmother Linda Guill Sikes of Mabank; grandfather Johnny Jenkins of Dallas; Uncle Benny Guill; Aunts Donna Guill and Shiela Guill; cousins Mark and Emma Guill, Melisa Guill, Allen Kellar, and Mitch and Beck McClendon.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com