One of the greatest things about being a part of CrossFit is the community. As a coach, we get the opportunity to get to know people and their stories. We get to see people fall in love, get married, break-up, have babies, fight through health challenges, graduate school, start careers and retire. We are blessed to be able to be a part, even if it is small, of each member's life journey. This event is one that is very special to us. Maddi has been a member for a couple years now. She was a total inspiration training the whole time she was pregnant with her little man (maybe that's why he's so tough). Even when she knew that there would be complications, she remained calm and just excited to be a mom. Wyatt has grown into a super strong and happy baby boy! I am lucky that he comes and visits the noon class so I can get my baby fix;). They have to go back to Toronto Children's Hospital for more surgery in January and we want to help out a little.
We will be hosting a WOD (at the gym during class times) and Beef Buffet at the Saskatoon Club. Cocktails are at 5:00 and dinner at 6:00 on Sunday, November 29th. Tickets are $40 for adults and kids are $1/year of age they are. There are 160 tickets available and Maddi and Wyatt will get $15 from each adult ticket sold (the rest goes to cover costs). I am also looking for silent auction items. If you have something that you could donate or know someone who could donate something, please contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is open to everyone, not just 306 athletes. If you want to make it a dinner out with friends, you can while supporting a great cause. Sign up for tickets will be at the gym. Prices include taxes and gratuities. We will also be having a 50/50 draw. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Wyatt was born with a very rare condition called a bladder extrophy, born with his bladder on the outside of his body. Because his stomach muscles didn't form properly due to the bladder, everything from Wyatt's belly button to his bum was spliced open. Wyatt and mom were flown out to the sick kids hospital in Toronto the day after he was born. When he was five days old he went through an extensive surgery. They repaired his bladder, moved it back into his body, attached his ureters from his kidneys to his bladder, broke his hips to put them into the correct position and they tried to repair his urethra. While Wyatt was recovering from his surgery, he suffered from an infection in his blood and urine. They treated him for meningitis and was on pretty heavy antibiotics. Because of this he had a central line, an iv to his heart. He was left with a fistula (a hole from his bladder, which is where he urinates from). Wyatt was in the hospital for 6 weeks.
He is now scheduled for his second surgery in January of 2016. The goal is to correct his urethra and close his fistula.
Wyatt is a very strong, happy little boy and his family is so very proud of him.