Thursday, December 18, 2014

Drop Reminder

At 8:00pm CST on Friday, December 19th we will be dropping the items below for sale in limited quantities in our online store.  See the sections below for more information.

Item #1: Dark Grey Marble Crew Neck
$35


Item #1 Material:
  • 8.2 oz
  • 50% Polyester
  • 37.5% combed ringspun cotton
  • 12.5% rayon tri-blend sponge fleece
Item #1 Sizing:

UNISEX SIZING (inches)
  
Small > Medium > Large > X-Large > XX-Large
  • Body Length     27.75   29   30   31   32
  • Body Length Tolerance (stretch)     .5   .5   .5   .5   .5 
  • Body Width     19.5   20.5   21.5   22.75   24
  • Body Width Tolerance (stretch)     .5   .5   .5   .5   .5
  • Sleeve Length     30.87   31.37   31.87   33   34

Item #2: Light Grey Marble Crew Neck
$35


Item #2 Sizing:

UNISEX SIZING (inches)
  
Small > Medium > Large > X-Large > XX-Large
  • Body Length     27.75   29   30   31   32
  • Body Length Tolerance (stretch)     .5   .5   .5   .5   .5 
  • Body Width     19.5   20.5   21.5   22.75   24
  • Body Width Tolerance (stretch)     .5   .5   .5   .5   .5
  • Sleeve Length     30.87   31.37   31.87   33   34

Item #2 Material:
  • 8.2 oz
  • 50% Polyester
  • 37.5% combed ringspun cotton
  • 12.5% rayon tri-blend sponge fleece

What is a "Drop?"

Every 3 weeks we release a few new items for sale in our online store at 8:00pm on a Friday night.  These items, like the ones pictured above, will be available in limited quantities only.  Once they sell out they are gone for good.  "Drop" is the term we use for putting new items for sale on our website.  

Most of our items sell out VERY quickly, as a result the best chance for you to get one is to purchase them online quickly, as close to the 8:00pm Drop time as possible.

How do you purchase FTF item?

All of our sales are done through our online store located at this link, or you can click the "Online Store" tab above. 

Shipping:

When you get to the checkout screen you will need to select your shipping option... 

Shipping Option #1 is "In-Store Pick Up."  With this option you will need to pick up your order from 103 N. Jersey St. (Ageless Fitness) in Gillespie, IL.  There is no shipping charge for In-Store Pick Up orders.

Shipping Option #2 is "Standard Shipping."  We use USPS to ship.  Shipped orders usually take 3-7 business days to arrive at your door.  Standard shipping rates apply for this option. 

Returns:

We are unable to do returns or exchanges on the "Drop" items because of the limited quantities available.  For example, if you purchase a medium and then want to exchange it for a small, we most likely will have sold out of all the smalls we had available.  

Please let us know any questions you may have so you can be ready to go before the Drop.


Thanks so much for supporting Fight the Fight!

-Pete 


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Survivor Story: Bryce Marit



Written and Contributed 
by Ashleigh Smith 

Bryce was a typical 5 year old boy.  He played tee ball and wrestled for the Little Jays.  He went to school in Petersburg, Illinois and loved to fish and play outdoors. 

On April 1st Bryce began to throw up every morning when he woke up and would also have headaches.  He was treated for sinus problems.  Finally his mother insisted on a MRI. 

After the MRI on June 3rd he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He was flown by helicopter to St Louis for emergency brain surgery.  The tumor was the size of the palm of a grown person's hand. 

The tumor was successfully removed, but Bryce's diagnosis wasn't good.  He had stage four anaplastic mudullablastoma.  He was only given a 25% survival rate because the cancer he had was so aggressive that they where sure it had spread. 



To everyone's surprise and through lots of prayer all his tests came back that it had not yet spread!  This increased his chances to 70% which is very rare! 

Bryce completed 6 weeks of very intense radiation and chemo once a week in St Louis.   In fact, the highest dose of any child treated in St Louis yet!  He then was sent back home and at the time of this writing is completing 6 rounds of chemotherapy in Springfield Illinois. 

This in itself requires multiple hospital stays, but because of the high amount of radiation even more for Bryce because his body took such a hit already.  



His mother is a single parent who worked in health care herself, but had to quit her job to be by her son's side. It is a long journey for Bryce, but he can make it through with support! 

His mother is homeschooling him this year and also has a teacher come to their home when she can because he is unable to attend public school this year.  He will also battle side effects of treatment for the rest of his life.  


He will need a lot of extra help in school because of the high doses of radiation.  His hearing and growth will be effected as well.  His mother is very grateful for any help and prayers sent their way!

-Ashleigh

50% of the profit from all Fight the Fight purchases made between April 4th, 2015 and April 25th, 2015 will be donated to Bryce's family to help cover medical related expenses.


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Survivor Story: Aniston Jennings



Written and Contributed by Claire Wise

Aniston Marie Jennings was born on July 8, 2012.  Since the day she was born she has captured every heart she’s come in to contact with.  Her smile is infectious; her laugh, contagious. Her light shines brighter than anyone I’ve ever met. 

She was a healthy little girl who never had more than a measly cold.  She loved fruits and veggies and lots and lots of milk! 

Her days consisted of coloring, playing outside, naming her colors, counting, playing dinosaurs and watching Bubble Guppies! 

Flash forward to September 3rd, 2014.  The day before Aniston welcomed her baby brother, Lawson, into the world she started puking.  I remember my sister being so sad because Aniston was NEVER sick and of course she got sick the only time her mommy couldn’t be there to take care of her. 

Aniston had a fever and nausea off and on for a few days.  The flu was going around so we didn’t think anything of it. 

Over the next 2 weeks, Aniston acted depressed and sad.  We attributed this to having a new baby around.  She began sleeping more, eating less; she lost her color, and her happy personality. 

On September 21, 2014 we decided to take her to the doctor.  Something was wrong.  We thought anemia or a viral infection...Nope.  The doctors took her blood and came back with earth shattering news, “We think she might have leukemia” they said. 

Those are words we will never forget.  Aniston was then rushed by ambulance from the clinic in Clarksville, TN to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN. 

There she was diagnosed with A.L.L. (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.)  At the time of this writing 40 days have passed since the day Aniston was diagnosed.  Of those 40, 22 have been spent in the hospital. 

Her days now consist of chemo treatments, spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, hospital beds, IV’s, vitals, Doctors, Nurses, gloves & gowns.  

When your child is born, you look into their eyes and imagine this amazing life you’re going to provide for them.  You picture them learning to crawl, walk, talk, imagine them going to their first day of preschool, grade school, high school, first dance, first kiss, graduating, getting married, having babies, etc. 




You have so much pride, hope, and joy for them.  You do the best you can to teach them, feed them healthy foods, and provide a safe environment for them.  Then cancer happens.  Something you’ve never imagined in your plan for your precious child; your whole world changes. 

So here we are.  Aniston Marie Jennings is 2 years old, and she is fighting cancer with all she has.  She still finds a way to smile and laugh and giggle and gives us all the strength we need to get through this. 

Aniston, a 2 year old, gives US the strength to make it.  Aniston has a long road ahead of her.  Although her last bone marrow biopsy came back negative for leukemia, she will undergo aggressive chemo therapy for the next 166 days. 

After that, if her bone marrow is still negative, she will continue with chemo once a month for the next year.  



All we can do now is take this battle one day at a time.  And that’s what we are doing.  Kicking cancers butt, one day at a time.

-Claire

50% of the profit from all Fight the Fight purchases made from March 15th, 2015 to April 4th, 2015 will be donated to Aniston's family to help cover medical expenses.


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