In memory of Jasper Solo Mohan
We have some deeply sad news that has shaken Boxwars to the core. For now we must pay respect to a fallen warrior, Jasper Solo Mohan. A true warrior from Powell River, Canada who deserves our respect and admiration. Passing away at 15 years of age on the 10th July 2013, his story will go down in Boxwar’s distinguished history. Here we honour him. Please take a moment of time to read his incredible tale, and learn of this amazing young man’s courage and determination.
Earlier this year Jasper contacted us asking for advice on how he could organise his own Boxwar event. Unfortunately there was an error with our email system, and our response came shortly after his passing. In response Jaspers mother Barbra conveyed the terrible news of the loss of her son. With deep frustration we learned the opportunity to converse with Jasper had been missed. He has become the warrior we never met. We feel as a fellow warrior we share common qualities of creativity, enthusiasm and competency which without a doubt Jasper clearly demonstrated.
The Boxwars Jasper was organising with the magnificent help and efforts of Bill Hopkins and Kim Barton-Bridges, was for the event the Powell River Improvised Armour Exhibition or PRIAX for short. Upon learning of the terminal nature of Jasper’s condition, PRIAX organising went into overdrive which you can see in the fantastic results in the photos below.
With consent from Barbra, we plan to honour his memory at our annual event on Boxing Day 26th December, this is our largest battle of the year. Here we will dedicate this to Jasper, and request our troops pause and reflect on the warrior we never met.
Again we pay our respects to an amazing kid, and all of the Boxwars warriors around the world salute the family and friends of Jasper. The warrior who will will remember. When we created the idea of boxwars we had no idea that it would impact so many people in such an amazing way. Take inspiration from Jasper’s story as it is one worth remembering.
Video by Powell River Peak