Family and friends rally around LPS employee fighting cancer

Aaron & Leah Redling

By:  Ashley Harding

A special benefit will be held for Aaron Redling and his family to help with medical costs. 

Redling has been going through chemotherapy treatments since March, and as you might have guessed, the bills have been piling up.

To those who know Aaron Redling, he is a dedicated husband, father, and computer technician with Lincoln Public Schools.  But five months ago, he and his family received a diagnosis which would change everything. He says it all started soon after he got home from a ski trip.

“I woke up kind of in a daze. It was early in the morning and I just kind of brushed it off, like, oh, it's just early,” says Aaron.

Several days later, it was confirmed that he had brain cancer.  Chemotherapy treatment was ordered and soon, love and support came rolling in.  Wristbands were made… Friends, family, and LPS coworkers rallied behind him.  Through it all, his family says Aaron continues to be a leader and a role model.

“I just continue to be inspired by him because he's always positive and certain that he will, that we'll beat this,” says Aaron's wife, Leah.

This Friday, a special benefit will be held at Southeast High School for the Redling family.  The money raised will help them pay for Aaron's rising medical bills.  He's getting close to finishing up chemo. From there, he'll go through a round of radiation.

Through it all, the Redling family is confident he'll come out on top.

“I'm ready for my life to start getting back to normal. I'm ready to get back to work with LPS. I miss the people I work with there and I miss, I mean, it's more than just the income, it's the people that I work with there also.”

Benefit Info:
Friday, July 13h 5:30-9 p.m.
Lincoln Southeast High School

There will be a spaghetti dinner and a silent auction.