Friday, November 6, 2009

Battling the Unknown

While sitting, eating my breakfast at home, I received an e-mail from a CrossFit Central member that told a very, very sad, but yet, inspirational story. It is a story of a young man - 27 years old, with a lovely wife and 3 children -BATTLING.

I do not know Robert Feuille personally, but the story of his long, agonizing, and ongoing battle with testicular cancer touched me in way that I was not expecting. It has impacted me in such a way that as I sit here and blog, looking out a window to my backyard, I find myself extremely grateful for all the good things in my life....and to be honest....a feeling of guilt is also present. What is it that I have done to receive this awesome life...and why is it that people like Robert must suffer such hardships?

So, today, the purpose of my blog is to do my part and inform others of Robert's story, and hopefully stir up some momentum in our CrossFit community so that we, as a larger whole, can come together to help a young man continue to fight for the thing that we often times take for granted -- LIFE.

In addition to this blog, I will be proposing some form of recognition for Robert during our Crossfit Central staff meeting today. With the help of fellow coaches, Robert's co-workers, and possibly Robert himself(if I make contact with him), I know we can come up with something great to recognize Robert's fight and his unwillingness to quit. Stay tuned for developments!

Please take a moment to visit Robert's website( ), or his blog ( )for a more accurate and detailed account of his continued fight.


  1. Hey Travis-

    My friend Sam told me about you and send me a link to your blog. I'm honored and touched by your entry. Thank you just doesn't quite express the gratitude I feel for the words you've written.

    Send me an email anytime: rob[dot]fuel[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Thank you again. Immensely.

  2. Rob-
    I will be contacting you via e-mail, but until then, I wanted you to know that I did bring it up during our staff meeting, and all the coaches at CrossFit Central are on board to create a fundraising WOD(Workout Of the Day)for you!

    Details are still in works, but wanted you to know that things are in motion!