I'm so thrilled to be able to share you Dianna DiToro's story of how CrossFit changed her life.
On 22 February 2012, her husband LtCol Thomas Budrejko and six other Marines died in a training accident near Yuma, AZ.
"Within minutes, my CrossFit gym was at my house" Dianna mentions. She received support from both her CrossFit and Military families to help with her loss.
A memorial WOD, Vengeance, has been created in honor of the fallen marines. CrossFit boxes across the country have started doing the WOD and raising money for the families of the fallen marines.
She goes on to say "This wasn't anything I asked for... this was someone who said 'I wanna help, she's part of the CrossFit community... what can we do to honor their sacrifice and support you?'".
Dianna has been so grateful for the support and help she received while she has been fighting this battle. She has taken this gratitude another step further by starting a new project, ThankWOD, in order to increase the amount of gratitude and thanks in this world. Check it out!
7 Rounds for time (one for each fallen marine)
6 Clean & Jerks
RX 135/95 lb.
In memory of:
LtCol Thomas A. Budrejko
Capt Michael Quin
Capt Benjamin Cerniglia Sr.
Sgt Justin Everett
LCpl Nickoulas Elliott
LCpl Corey Little
Maj Nathan Anderson