3 Rounds For Time:
Catch and Finish on the Rowers:
Curtis being, well…Curtis:
Tomorrow we are going to roll up our knee high socks and pitch in to help a fellow CrossFitter. Jesse from Local’s Gym (Lynnwood CrossFit) contacted us along with several area CF Affiliates and asked for our support for Charles and Whitney Neill. We are going to run the fundraiser WOD “Fight Gone Neill” and pass the hat for any monetary donations to Charles and his wife. Everything we raise (we will also make a gym contribution) we will ensure we get to Local’s to pass onto Charles. If you want to donate any amount please drop it in the cash box on the desk. If not we understand, simply completing the WOD is a show of support for our broader CF community.
Read on about Charles and Whitney (from Jesse Ward):
A lot of you know Charles from our gym (63 years old, muscle-ups like crazy and super freaky jacked) his wife Whitney has run into some serious trouble.
Over the past 20 years without her knowing it her aorta had grown in diameter from 3cm to 9cm (10cm day of surgery). Which is called an aneurism, these have a tendency to burst. Which is bad. Furthermore, her subclavian has two aneurysms. Her condition was discovered after a series of tests trying to uncover the source of odd “rib pain”. These two main arteries attach to the area of her pain. The week of these tests Whitney began to feel the effects. The doctors had her literally laying around for the past 8 weeks resting the rib (which was the previous diagnosis), which may have saved her life. The images told the doctors that Whitney’s situation was beyond anyone in Washington’s ability to operate. The Cleveland Heart Clinic according the all authorities is the best hospital in the nation for heart procedures. Whitney was air ambulanced (read: expensive plane ticket) to Ohio midnight Thursday for the 6 hour surgery. The graft procedure which for Whitney (because of how massive her aneurysm was) entailed opening the entire chest cavity breaking all her ribs in the process. Whitney will stay in the hospital and recover for two weeks before flying home for the second surgery to graft the subclavian aneurysms sometime in October. Her recovery will be quite long. The first surgery was a complete success. The doctors who performed the surgery are amazing and did their job fantastically under Whitney’s extreme condition.
Charles runs his own Contracting company, Pearl River Woodworks. He gets paid when he works on people’s houses, bathrooms, basements, etc. etc. Not really when he’s in Cleveland supporting his healing wife…
We’re raising money. I’m asking for your help in supporting this inspirational family in their time of crisis. We’re doing a different workout, with the hope of getting people to donate dime, quarter or a dollar each point to you the athlete to help keep Charles, Whitney and their daughter Georgia afloat.
5 rounds of max reps:
Wall-ball (20#/14#) (Reps)
Kettlebell Swing (53#/35#) (Reps)
Box Jump (20″) (Reps)
Push-press (75#/55#) (Reps)
1 minute rest in between rounds