We are saddened to hear of the passing of Elijah Aschbrenner, a 10-year-old boy who suffered from a rare form of cancer known as Epitheliod Sarcoma.
Elijah inspired many throughout his courageous battle, and he stole the show at the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation’s Catwalk for a Cause event that was streamed live by Speed51 TV. In an event that featured NASCAR stars such as Truex, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and many more, it was Elijah with his bright red hair throwing up peace signs at the end of the fashion show runway that got the biggest reaction from the audience.
Since that event in May, Elijah’s show of strength as he fought his rare disease led to a tremendous amount of support from the racing community and the community in general. The Twitter hashtag #PrayersforElijah was among the most popular on the social media network many times in recent months as celebrities from the NASCAR scene and others such as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton joined with Elijah’s fight.
We at Speed51 send our thoughts and prayers to Elijah’s family as they mourn the loss of a wonderful young boy.
-Photo Credit: Prayers For Elijah Facebook Page