Change ONE MIND—and help change the world.
Jesse Crespo is the owner and Head Coach of CrossFit1 Force
, a proud New Jersey State Trooper and an amazing father of four. On March 19, Jesse underwent routine jaw surgery and suffered a massive stroke in his cerebellum and another stroke in the right frontal lobe of his brain.
The strokes went undetected and Jesse was discharged from the hospital with extreme dizziness, nausea and intense head pain. Five days later as the head pain continued to worsen, Jesse returned to the hospital. An MRI showed both strokes, and Jesse underwent an emergent craniotomy to save his life.
Despite the enormity of the stroke in his cerebellum, Jesse continues to marvel his medical teams with his progress. There is no doubt that Jesse’s strength and fitness level saved his life. Jesse is now rehabbing at Magee Rehabilation and 100% focused on getting well doing therapy multiple hours a day.
Jesse’s wife Erin took a leave of absence from her job and the box to be by his side. Teams of family and friends are helping care for their four children and mini golden doodle Rico. The awesome staff of CrossFit 1Force is banning together to keep the community informed, engaged and of course—fit AF.
Jesse’s influence is felt far and wide in the CrossFit community. Over the past decade, Jesse has trained thousands of athletes and mentored many amazing coaches—and six have gone on to open affiliates in the area. So many are reaching out and asking how to help, so those closest to Jesse have designed ways for this community to come together and help his family in their time of need while promoting stoke awareness.
Jesse has helped influence countless minds—who have gone onto inspire others—and this cycle will be without end. With your help, we will lighten the Crespo’s load of unexpected expenses while they are out of work during this critical time of need.
BRING ONE MIND TO YOUR BOX
Area CrossFits will ban together on Saturday, April 27
for the ONE MIND benefit WOD
. This multi-box benefit will be sponsored by Wodify
, Affiliate Guard
, The Grit Collective
, Red Dog Designs
, and 212 Strength.
The workout is an easy to execute AMRAP #CreatedbyCrespo. Like all of his workouts, it is sure to be simultaneously awful and awesome. Participating is easy—complete the WOD at your box, collect donations and use this Go Fund Me link to send in your donation after the event. Please email me, email@example.com
if you plan to participate, would like to become a sponsor, or if you have any questions. One Mind Workout
One partner works for 30 seconds while the other rests
18 Min AMRAP
18 Wall Balls ( 14/18)
18 Kettlebell Swings ( 53/35)
18 Box jumps (24/20)
18 Burpees to a 45lb PlateONE MIND AT 1FORCE
WOD & Beer-Ba-cue at CrossFit 1Force
Register at OneMind1Force.com
Jesse’s 1Force fam will complete the WOD on Saturday, April 27 at a special event hosted at CrossFit 1Force. If you are planning to attend, please register for a heat and arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled GO TIME.
The heats will start at 9:30 am, and if they fill up, more will be added. We can’t accommodate everyone at once, but we will accommodate everyone! Once you are signed up, you will receive more information via email. Heats will be sent out on 4/25. If you need to switch your heat email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll work to fit you in.
It will be a super exciting day—complete with a silent auction, ticket auction, a beer-ba-cue, and MORE!
Register at OneMind1Force.com DONATE TO ONE MIND
If you are unable to make the ONE MIND workout and would like to donate, simply use this Go Fund Me link. If you’d like to donate a silent auction item or a basket, please contact email@example.com. Please know that all of your support is greatly appreciated.Friends are the Family You Choose
Our friends at 212 Strength have designed an event shirt of Jesse's favorite quote from PJ Fleck which he wrote on the board for 1Force staff meetings. Shirts can be purchased HERE. ACT FAST
Most importantly, please arm yourself with knowledge to save yourself or someone you love. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Jesse’s cerebellum stroke signs included confusion, trouble speaking, trouble seeing, loss of balance and coordination, intense headache and vomiting.
The more common signs of stroke can be remembered with a simple acronym: FAST.FACE:
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?ARMS:
Ask the person to lift both arms. Does one arm drift downward?SPEECH:
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?TIME:
Call 911 immediately.
Jesse, Erin and the entire CrossFit 1Force community are connected by years of fabulous friendship and fitness. We’ve come together countless times to help people in our community with pride and generosity. On behalf of our fearless leader, the entire staff at 1Force thanks you in advance for your support.
Yours in fitness,
Manager, Crossfit 1Force