Ariel was a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to everyone. Ariel was 18 years old and a senior at Columbus North High School.
She loved all animals and pretty much wanted one of every animal. She took Veterinary Career class in high school and hoped to one day work as a Vet Tech. Ariel loved trying to help animals and I couldn’t tell you the number of times she had stopped to move a turtle off the road or brought home an injured animal that she would try to care for. Not to mention all her pets that she loved, and they all loved her too.
Ariel was a cheerleader and was named one of the team captains her senior year. Ariel grew up watching her older sister cheer, so in 5th grade she decided she would follow in her sister’s footsteps and started cheering at school and competitively. Ariel loved being a cheerleader and loved the friendships and bonds that she made along the way. Ariel's favorite part about cheerleading was the tumbling and she was so good at it.
Ariel was a daily dose of spunk, love, laughter and smile all rolled into one. She had a heart of gold and made the world a better place. More than anything, Ariel loved God and taught so many what it means to have true faith.
In January of 2022 Ariel was diagnosed with inoperable glioblastoma, a terminal brain tumor. Ariel battled brain cancer the same way she had lived her whole 17 years before cancer, with a
never give up attitude, a continuous smile and a love for life. She was brave, courageous and truly amazing. She would often ask others why we were crying after she was diagnosed. She would say I’m not crying and then say something silly to make you laugh. She trusted God to lead her through her journey and she set back and enjoyed the ride. On January 20, 2023, God called Ariel to her Heavenly home where I’m sure she is providing Heaven with spunk, love, laughter and smiles.
The purpose of the Well Yeah Ariel Roberts Foundation is to make our
community, Indiana and hopefully the world a better place. We hope to
accomplish our goals by offering 3 scholarships a year, bringing awareness to all cancers with an emphasis on pediatric cancer and glioblastoma, helping fund
cancer research, and giving back to a community that has given so much to us.
Why "Well Yeah"
After Ariel went to be with the Lord, we knew we wanted to do something to honor her, keep her memory alive and give back to a community that had given so much to us. When trying to decide how to do that we had so many ideas as Ariel loved so many things and could find joy in about everything. We thought about who Ariel was, things that she loved, things that Ariel did and things that Ariel said. Ariel had a few things that she said a lot, Well Yeah, I’m working on it, and shrub. We will definitely share more about I’m working on it and shrub later but the Well Yeah was the answer we were looking for. Ariel answered “Well Yeah” to so many questions that for Christmas she even got a shirt that said Well Yeah but what we loved most was when Ariel would answer “Well Yeah” to the simplest of things.