Today we will be doing a special workout in honor of a friend that past away recently, losing his battle with cancer. Please check out his workout and story below.
Work Out of the Day
9 Power Cleans, 135/95lbs
14 Wall Balls, 20/14lbs
20 Box Jumps, 24/20″
12 Handstand Pushups
1 minute rest
7 Years ago a boy from Vegas names Elliot Ortega began his battle with cancer. We had a fundraiser for him in November of 2012. We had over 200 people attend and about 160 people participate in Elliott’s workout! Both SinCity CrossFit, SinCity CrossFit South, and CrossFit Spangdahlem in Germany programmed “Elliott” and contributed donations. We are humbled by the strong community of CrossFitters with which we get to train every day. We set out with the goal of helping Elliott and his family in any way we could, and the response was overwhelming. Everyone came together to donate in some way and at the end of the week, our final count came to $8,052.00!!!!!!
Later on after he received his new liver, he was diagnosed with the worst type of Leukemia (AML). Elliott fought for his life like a champ again and again over the last 7 years. He battled 3 different types of cancer, liver transplant and 2 bone marrow transplants. His family held garage sales over the years to pay for his cancer treatments. Unfortunately, on April 18, 2019 Elliot’s fight with cancer came to an end. There is a memorial and celebration of his life on Saturday May 18th in Kansas City. Here at SinCity CrossFit we will be remembering and honoring him by once again performing the “Elliott” workout. Click here to for the family’s go fund me page – Elliott