3 COR Warrior Raffle Prize Winners

Hey Everyone!

As you all have been waiting for, here are the winners from the 3 COR Warrior Virtual Run. As a reminder, in order to be entered you had to register and pay by June 4, 2017!

Winners will be contacted this week regarding their prize. If you haven’t gotten a medal yet and would like one, they are still available for $10 each HERE!

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TuTu Tuesday: Kym Butcher

This week I was excited for Kym to do this blog. She has truly been a warrior throughout this whole ordeal. I asked Kym to talk about how she became the “TuTu Princess” and how she is doing since the accident. For those of you that may not know, Kym was awake throughout the entire accident and has undergone multiple surgeries thus far. Here is her update!

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How did you become known as the “TuTu Princess”?

I wore my first tutu at the Warrior Dash in 2014. Since then I’ve had one accompany me at a lot of different races from Tough Murders, Spartans races in Seattle, Wintergreen and Citi Field (my most favorite unrelated person in all this world, Scott, was my tutu twin for that), the Dirty girl, Candy run and pretty much any and all holiday themed 5ks. It kind of just became my thing.  Don’t have a TuTu, don’t worry I have one in almost every color and for every holiday.  My love for TuTu’s didn’t stop there. I started taking my tutus places and asking people to take pictures in them with me from bands such as Seether and Breaking Benjamin to the Colorado Avalanche players (they all declined but had no issues wearing the special Avs headbands I made) and this super cool singer from Rooster.

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How are you since the accident?

Well, I recently had my 4th and hopefully last surgery almost 3 weeks ago to put my intestines back together and to remove my ileostomy.  The seatbelt pretty much tore up my stomach but it kept me alive considering how hard we were hit and how much the car flipped. Because of the seatbelt I lost my spleen and a 18 inches of my colon.  I had named my ileostomy Maurice because when you have no choice but to have part of your small intestine protruding from your body why not make peace with the horror of it all. As happy as I am to no longer have Maurice,  I am also thankful as well because of him I survived. I’ve also started therapy recently to help with the extreme emotions and PTSD from the accident.

Special THANK YOU from Kym!
I am so incredibly thankful for everyone who visited me during my multiple hospital stays, for those who checked in on me and took me to some of my hundreds of Dr appointments. This experience has been horrific to say the least and the pain I’ve been through cannot ever adequately be put into words but knowing so many people from freaking everywhere have been rallying and praying for us has been so humbling. Thank you, from the very bottom recesses of my humble heart. I also wanna thank my gym, FAST in Arvada. Without the trainers there, there is no way I would have healed so fast.

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What’s next for Kym?
I’m so ready to get back on an obstacle course it’s not even funny.  I’m not a spectator by any stretch of the imagination! My Ortho Dr has me bearing weight on my left leg finally and PT is working with me to get that puppy stronger.  My goal is to be as close to 100% in time for Muckfest as possible. I already made plans for the US championships in September before all this so that’s my ultimate goal. One day at a time…. Until then my 13 year old daughter graduates from middle school this week so please throw a few extra prayers my way!!!!!!
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There is still time to register! We have 1600 medals left (yes, we were a little ambitious for these ladies but who wouldn’t be). If you register and pay by the end of May you are entered into some AWESOME prizes that will be raffled. Otherwise, medals will still be available until completely sold! Cost is $25 with $20 going directly to the girls! Click the link below for details on registration and payment.

REGISTER HERE

As you can imagine being in ANY type of accident isn’t easy. Let alone one that has turned your life around completely. Please find a way to participate in this virtual run and spread the word. Neither Ellie or Kym are working right so every little bits takes that less stress off their plate.
Think about giving up that Starbucks coffee for 5 days or not eating out for lunch for 3 days or even skipping that dinner and movie for one week! One week of giving up something that comes so easy and natural to us makes the WORLD of difference to these girls and their families.
If you have something that you would like to offer up in the raffle, please let me know and we can figure out the details. This race isn’t limited on where to participate. We have people in Canada and US but would love to see people from Italy, Sweden, Japan or anywhere overseas.

Warriors Wednesday: Fort Carson Spartan honoring 3 COR Warriors

Good Morning Everyone!

Wow what an amazing weekend we had at COR. This past weekend was the Spartan Super and Sprint at Fort Carson where we ran and honored our 3 COR Warriors! Kym made it out on Saturday and was the best cheerleader anyone could ask for and Ellie was able to join us Saturday afternoon and Sunday! There truly is so much to talk about but I am only going to focus on the highlights.

First off, COR won biggest team for both Saturday Super and Sunday Sprint. We had over 300 people signed up! On Saturday, Kym was able to make it for the presentation where we honored the girls. COR gave Tiffany, Corrina’s daughter, the trophy from last year as well as a flag that was signed and ran during the Spartan Utah. On top of that here is the video of COR doing “Sally” in honor of Corrina (she definitely was smiling).

As I mentioned, Kym was a big cheerleader to everyone there! She even stood up to her name as “Tutu Princess” by wearing her bright tutu! Here are some pictures of Kym from Saturday.

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On Sunday, Ellie (aka Team Eli), came back to walk the Sprint course. She has been active walking on average 6 miles a day but that is flat ground. Her doctor cleared her to walk the 5.3 mile course that entailed hills but to just be careful! Prior to the start, Spartan took a moment to honor the 3 COR Warriors. Here is a the video for you to understand the community, family and love we have for these ladies.

Ellie was on a mission to finish this 5.3 mile course that included hills and I mean brutal hills where some people had to stop to catch their breathe or stretch their muscles but this lady right here was a BEAST and true WARRIOR. She didn’t stop once! She kept going passing people left and right. Each hill was a mental, physical and emotional battle to see where she has come from 11 weeks ago. Here are just a couple photos that were take along the way but the ABSOLUTE highlight of the day was her crossing the finish line and being medaled by Tiffany while the rest of the COR team was there to cheer her on! (video below)

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The one thing that is consistent in all these videos and photos is that Ellie and Kym have a nonstop smile on their faces. Their journey is still far from over but all this love, support and donations are helping tremendously. Neither of them are able to be back at work yet and still have ton of medical appointments to attend.

Medals will still be available after the month of May until they are sold out but the prizes are only for those that register and pay in May. So what is stopping you? The cost is $25 with $20 going DIRECTLY to the 3 girls and their families. We have sold about 350 medals as of today (May 17, 2017) with a ton more available. Please share their story and participate in this great cause! Medals are shipped out weekly!

REGISTER HERE

For everyone that has donated or is participating THANK YOU!!! The girls love seeing photos so please keep posting them using #3corwarriors and please email me them (rachel.hillary@gmail.com).

For any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Rachel