Growing up in a small town like Fort Gibson, everyone knows your business. As many Oklahomans know, this isn’t always a good thing! Though, in Jaren Shelton’s case, it’s tremendous.
Recently, Jaren was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Everyone in town knows, which is fine by Jaren. High school kids meet at the football field during lunch to pray for healing. Other friends are organizing fundraisers and overseeing a GoFundMe page.
I’m proud to be from Fort Gibson, and I know Jaren is as well. Jaren’s story is a true testament to the power of kindness in small town Oklahoma communities.