Baller since 2020
Loves: Spending time with his brothers
Passion: For any Wisconsin team
Aspires to be: A sports broadcaster
At just 15-years-old, Ashton was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Large T-Cell Lymphoma Stage II in October 2015. While chemotherapy was needed for nine months, he stayed current with schoolwork, doing his best to earn good grades, in spite of the chemo drugs causing discomfort. He persevered, returning to school and to the football field. Late summer of the same year, Ashton relapsed, now diagnosed at Stage IV. The cancer attacked his spine, causing stress fractures, and attacked his organs. Treatment was harsher with the second diagnosis, and he missed his senior year of school.
Already close with his brother, Keaton, Ashton underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant, thanks to his donor, Keaton. Transplant required five grueling weeks in quarantine/in hospital. Three years post-transplant, Ashton is now cancer-free, though deals with a few lingering issues, not uncommon with transplant and cancer patients.