"We were told he was not an addict. So what's the difference between an addict and a user and abuser?"
Karla Douglas, Aaron's mom
"Being around Aaron changed my life. He showed me how to treat people. He treated everybody the same- with respect."
Tyler Clendenen, Friend
"Hopefully, one kid is listening to the AD Foundation's message. This is dangerous stuff and it can end up really, really bad. I tell my team that I don't want to have to bury another one. It's just too tough."
George Quarles, Football Coach, Maryville High School
"Aaron was just so true and loyal. He never looked at your outer appearance he always saw your inner self. I feel bad for people who never got to meet him. He was such a humble guy."
Thomas Campbell, Friend
"I pray that through Aaron's life that God will give me the power to encourage someone else to live a life worthy of the calling of following the Lord."
Nick Reveiz, former UT teammate
He was always generous and kind to everyone. If someone needed help he would always be there for them. He was always there for me and my family. That's what I want people to know."
Ashley, Aaron's little sister