It’s Been Two Pay Periods » Foundation CrossFit In light of the ongoing federal shutdown, we have decided to waive the upcoming monthly membership fees for all of our current members who are furloughed and not receiving their paychecks. We commit to helping people remain healthy and positive during these tough times. We will waive their February dues so that they can …

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MeiLin McDonald: Never Give Up by Jesse Kahle, Sevan Matossian and Tyson Oldroyd – CrossFit Journal

MeiLin McDonald, 17, suffered a severe concussion during a basketball game as a child.

The injury caused her eyes to become permanently dilated and left her unable to focus. McDonald’s physician suggested surgery to explore the possibility of inner-ear damage. Unfortunately, complications during surgery made her symptoms much worse and left her unable to walk.

When she came to CrossFit Wilsonville, McDonald was in a wheelchair. The coaches were in awe of McDonald’s story and were ready to begin helping her on the journey to recovery.

The first task was simply to walk 8 feet. Once McDonald mastered that, the goal was to do it faster.

Now, McDonald has new goals: “I would love to do a triathlon,” she says.

She has some advice for anyone dealing with a debilitating injury:

“There’s always hope. Keep fighting. It may suck, but as soon as you say you’re done, everything ends and you don’t get to see the impact you have on people.”

Video by Jesse Kahle, Sevan Matossian and Tyson Oldroyd.

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20 Signs You are Obsessed with CrossFit (What’s Your Score?) | BOXROX

Mark down how many of the following you are guilty of to get your score out of 20.

1 You feel strangely drawn to performing handstands and pull ups on objects all around you.

This especially applies to walking under scaffolding, it always feels like there might be time to practice a few muscle ups.

2 You have posted at least one Crossfit related Meme on social media before.

Look familiar?

3 Rest days make you anxious.

It takes more willpower to rest than it takes energy to go to the Box.

4 You stay up later than you planned, constantly refreshing your BOX website to see if tomorrows WOD has been posted yet.

Why haven’t they posted it yet?

5 You have taken, and shared, a photo of your ripped hands on facebook.

And it got the respect it deserved!

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