Dozens ‘walk by faith’ at 3K

  • King-Aaden participated in the 3K alongside friends and supporters.

While approximately 40 people took part in the inaugural Walk by Faith 3K, all eyes were on King-Aaden Rivera as he took three steps to mark the three-year anniversary of a wreck he was in which he was critically injured.

This would have been impossible three years ago, but the six-year-old has come a long way since the accident.

The event raised money to fund scholarships for seniors in the Boyz2Men program, which was started by King-Aaden’s father Marcus.

“This weekend was nothing short of perfection. I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason and for sometime I questioned whether or not I was supposed to move back to Barnwell, but after seeing the impact Boyz2Men, Inc. is having on our youth, I now know the reason why. Between King's progress and how he has given some believers faith and a reason to believe again has been a thing of beauty,” said Marcus Rivera.

He thanked everyone who supported the 3K, including the sponsors: B&B Ford, Housing Authority, Southern Realty, Trinity Outreach Ministries, Anointed Hands Hair Salon, Palmetto Pest Control, and Hunter & Oats.

The winners of the 3K were Tyler Smith (firstplace), Christian Smith (second place), and Gage Rivera (third place).