School personnel, friends and families are saddened to learn that Austin Childers (class of 2009) passed away on Wednesday night, February 26 after a long battle with mitochondrial disease.

Childers’ father, Chris, offered a statement below from the Prayers for Austin Childers Facebook group:

In an instant Austin’s suffering has ended and he is forever free from the pain he has so courageously endured. Our hearts are broken, yet we do not grieve as those without hope. We know Austin is healed, he will suffer no more and that we will be together again for eternity in Christ.

Plans for the Celebration of his life will be shared once finalized….

With much hope and love,

Chris, Ashley and Garrett


More information will be forthcoming.