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Battle Buddy 57 (12 May 2012) – Sign up now with a partner!!!!

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Battle Buddy 57 (12 May 2012) – Sign up now with a partner!!!!

AllSport Folks!  If you have never competed in a Competition before, this is a GREAT one to start with and for a great Cause!!!!

It’s Battle Buddy 57 for Olivia Stevens and Texas Children’s Hospital, the daughter of our friend from Bayou City CrossFit Chad Stevens. It will be held at Bayou City CrossFit on 12 May 2012 starting at 8 AM.

It’s $70 per team of two and each team member will receive a shirt (Please register by 12 April 2012 to be guaranteed a shirt). Prizes will be for the top 3 teams in Mens, Womens and also a Coed division. They’ll have a raffle too so more people can go home with a great prize. Find a partner and get signed up!!!!

For more information on Olivia’s story, the event registration page tells a pretty good story.  She’s such a sweet baby and has a great story!!!!

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.active.com/fitness/houston-tx/battle-buddy-57—bayou-city-crossfit-2012

Bayou City Crossfit

3622 Golf Dr Houston, TX

Fees $70

Brief Description

Battle Buddy 57 is scheduled for May 12 this year at Bayou City Crossfit.  The event raises money for Texas Children’s Hospital in honor of Bayou City athlete Chad Stevens’s daughter, Olivia Stevens, who spent her first 57 days after birth in the Texas Children’s NICU battling a rare genetic deletion.

Additional Information

To get shirts for your team, you will need to register on or before April 12th! The event will be the same as last year, “Olivia” – Battle Buddy style.  For you non-Crossfitters, here’s how it works.

“Olivia” WOD, Battle Buddy Style 57 Reps of each movement below are completed by teams of two, only one person can do work at a time.

1. Box Jumps, 20”

2. Push Press, Mens (M) 95 lbs., Coed 75 lbs., Womens (W) 55 lbs.

3. Sit ups w/ Dynamex toss, M 20 lbs., Coed 16 lbs., W 12lbs.

4. Lunges w/ dumbell, M 35 lbs., Coed 25 lbs., W 20 lbs.

5. Push-ups, Chest to ground, knees off ground, worming will be allowed

6. KB Swings, M 35 lbs., Coed 35 lbs., W 30 lbs.

7. Squat w/ dumbell M 35 lbs., Coed 25 lbs., W 20 lbs.

8. BURPEES!!!!

Registration/Donations/Prizes To register or donate, please e-mail Chad at chad@bayoucitycrossfit.  Fees for each team of two will be $70, all teams that pay by April 12 will receive two shirts (men and women’s shirts available).  Of course, we’re happy to accept donations as you feel is appropriate as well.  Please contact Chad at the e-mail address above.

We’re excited this year to have lined up great prizes and food from Sammy’s Wild Game Grill and Real Meals 365!

More About Olivia’s Story Olivia’s story started before she was born.  During Leslie’s pregnancy, we found out that she was growing slower than most babies and were referred to a series of specialists associated with Texas Children’s Hospital.  As a result of those visits, we learned that Olivia really looked like a normal baby, just smaller and with a few issues that we’d need to look into after she was born. Olivia was born July 20, 2009 and weighed in at 3 pounds, 11 ounces.  Right away, a neonatology team whisked Olivia to a prepared area to be evaluated.  She had a blockage in her airway and wasn’t breathing.  The blockage was cleared, Olivia met mom and then went straight to the Neonatal ICU at Texas Children’s.

After that, Olivia was watched 24×7 by the staff at Texas Children’s for 57 days.   Olivia’s first few days in the NICU were trying for the entire family, but mostly for her.  During that time she essentially had her entire body imaged and evaluated by doctors at Texas Children’s.  Olivia has complete blood work done, an MRI of her head, an ultrasound of her head, an ultrasound of her heart, an echocardiogram of her heart, an ultrasound of her abdomen, x-rays of her lungs, and complete sequencing of her chromosomes.

These were literally the worst moments of our lives, as the doctors told us that there was a chance that Olivia had a life threatening condition that she most likely wouldn’t survive.   So we waited, and cried, and waited, and cried, and prayed, and prayed, and cried, and prayed, and prayed, and waited, and cried, and waited.  Then, one by one, the tests came back, all positive!  Olivia has an extremely rare chromosomal deletion, something that wouldn’t have been diagnosable a few years ago.  That condition has resulted in minor issues, but nothing life threatening.  She’ll have delays as she develops and her eyesight and hearing may be pretty bad, but from where we started with a life threatening diagnosis, we’re OK with that.

I’d be lying if I said that since Olivia came home from the hospital that things have been normal, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  She has therapy almost every day and we go to TCH A LOT.  She’s our little sweetheart and wouldn’t be here with us today without Texas Children’s.  Watching this little girl fight through all of this hardship has been life changing; it’s so amazing what this little girl’s determination has taught us.

— Chad and Leslie Stevens —

Here’s also the link to make a donation. www.active.com/donate/battlebuddy57

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