UPDATED 4/13/2020 - We spoke with Aaron Martens over the weekend and he thanked fans and friends for all the well wishes, prayers, and messages. It really meant a lot to him and his family. He is home resting, getting out and doing some short walks with his family and awaiting further results and information on how they will proceed. He even got a chance to go fishing Monday.
UPDATED 4/9/2020 - Message from Lesley Martens: Aaron is at home resting. Today has been a much better day than yesterday. Small victories will be the way we win this battle. Thank you so much for all the prayers and please keep praying!
UPDATED 4/6/2020 - Message from Lesley Martens: The surgery was successfully completed and Aaron should wake up soon - God is good!
Original Post: Aaron Martens is a household name in professional bass fishing. But those of us that know him, know him for being one of the most genuine people and a person with the biggest heart. Today we're asking all of the fishing community to keep Martens and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
We got word yesterday afternoon that Aaron Martens collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors found two lesions in his brain and have scheduled brain surgery for tumor removal on Monday April 6, 2020.
He also underwent a full-body scan this morning. Biopsy results will be available in approximately a week.
"This is a difficult time as you all can imagine. Due to current hospital protocol, his wife Lesley can't be near her husband. Martens is functioning well under the current circumstances. Lesley has specifically asked that we all PRAY for him and her family!
"Thank you for taking time out your busy schedules and commitments to pray for the Martens family. The outpouring of love has been amazing," said David Swendseid of DUO International.