Whitney Neill “The Real Deal” or Whit as the whiteboard reads 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. 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 this states 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: inexpensive 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. 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…
That’s where we come in.
We’re gonna do a workout, it’s what we do! Fight Gone Neill:
Wall Ball Shots 20/14
KB Swing 53/36
Box Jumps (20″)
Push Press 75/55
5 Rounds for Points
Goal: Raise a lot of money to help the Neill Family with this life changing challenge.
When: June 30th, Wednesday each class will run the workout all day. The gyms around us in the area have pledged to help raise money and do this workout with us.
T-Shirts: Those athletes that raise $300 will receive the sick event T-shirt. Any single donor who gives $300 or more will receive a T-shirt as well.
Athlete Pledge Collection: Below is a form to fill out with donation and pledges, please use it and spread the word!
Where: Lynnwood CrossFit, and other area gyms: CrossFit Advantage, CrossFit Everett, The Lab S&C, and others as we get ahold of them.
Please, get creative, get motivated and get to raising some money to help this great family out!
Clan Cheiftan Out.