I met Jared in October of 2018, and I am SO thankful that I did! We were part of a “buddy family” for Best Buddies, and it has been so fun being his friend. My first thought when I met him was how sweet and calm Jared was! He is shy yet could talk about Fortnite for HOURS, which is impressive. Before meeting Jared, I knew nothing, and I mean nothing, about videogames or Fortnite, but now I know some about skins and emotes (yay!). Jared has so many talents, but some of his favorite hobbies are playing Fortnite and art (below this post are some pictures of a piece art Jared created and some of his gold skins). Jared may not admit it, but he is a STELLAR dancer. I did not know this until May of 2019 when we had Best Buddies Prom. Once the music and dancing started, Jared was creating new dances moves no one had seen before! As the prom ended, we walked out into the parking lot and Jared was still dancing! It was awesome and he brought so much joy to so many hearts.
One amazing thing about Jared is his calm nature. Every day when I would see him at school, he would be content and collected no matter what challenges he was facing. Jared is kind to everyone he encounters, and he sincerely cares about people. These whole two years that I have known him, he has NEVER complained. When I look at his life, I see aspects that other people would complain about, but he remains gracious and grateful.
Jared has been through several difficult surgeries, but he continues to pursue his aspirations with all of his awesome effort. Jared, thank you for being such a wonderful friend, Fortnite enthusiast, and role model. You remind me to slow down in life and cherish the simple aspects of life, and I am eternally grateful for that. Thank you for always making my day with updates about Fortnite, your youtube channel, and with your bright smile. Stay sweet, stay strong, stay you! CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING!!
P.S: Everyone, subscribe to Jared’s cool YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9yvo6U-IyKkk77S_Qb2Izw/about