Saturday’s WOD is a really important event as the money goes to help those injured in the Ft Hood shooting. So please donate what you can to help raise money for these soldiers, 4 of the soldiers killed and 11 wounded were CrossFitters.
In addition to raising money, I would like to try to adopt Vanessa’s brother Michael Cheyne Cowden. Michael is a Ranger in the Army and is being deployed to Afghanistan again.
Michael is the second soldier from the left in the back row in this picture.
Unfortunately with our busy lives, we forget that there are brave men and women, like Michael who are serving our country in very dangerous places. They will not be able to be home safe with their families and enjoy the comforts and joy that we share.
So I want to prepare a care package to send to the Michael as well as have as many people as possible sign a card for him. Vanessa put together a list of things that he requests while deployed. Here is the list:
I will have a box at the gym to collect these items. Vanessa will be sending the package. Thank you very much for helping show support for the soldiers deployed!!!!
Steph D says:
December 2, 2009 at 4:45 pm -
I think he looks just like you Vanessa!
I’m glad we’re doing this; I was just going to email Vanessa in response to her Facebook status to ask for his address. I’ll be sure and bring some goodies in to add to the pile.
December 2, 2009 at 5:24 pm -
Thanks Steph! We do look alike…my daughter looks more like him with the reddish hair! See you on Saturday! Can’t wait to see you…it has been way too long!