Two weeks ago, I found out a member at @crossfit858missiongorge was diagnosed and began their battle with cancer. Between the time at formerly CrossFit Mission Gorge, @crossfit858 , and now 858 Mission Gorge, this is how athlete number 7 who is battling cancer. Many of the 7 came to us after they began their fight, unaware of our history with fighting cancer not awareness nor relation to each other. It’s uncanny. Statistically virtually impossible.
I see it as a sign. A sign that we are here to help. Part of our purpose here.
So when athlete 7 came forward, there was an added challenge: they needed to preserve their anonymity due to their career. We needed to do something, so as a gym we banded together to help this athlete in need. I listened to their story and heard that the number one side effect of their treatment isn’t the nausea or weakness. It’s the fact they couldn’t workout at the box with their family. So that was the course of action: bring the box to them. Together, we pooled enough funds to buy them several pieces of equipment so they could follow a scaled version of our programming at home, knowing their fellow athletes were doing the same.
@petespaleo graciously is supplying food to this athlete, free of charge, and @thefitnessarmory gave us a great deal on gear.
After they were surprised with all of this, they wrote a thank you letter back to you, the athletes. Here is is.
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