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Iron vs Leukemia (and Other Cancers)

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When leukemia or cancer hits us, athletes, it's a vicious one-two punch.


First, leukemia and other cancers cause losses of strength and endurance. Chemo adds insult to malady causing more of the same.

Then, further treatments often depress immune function for months on end, and sometimes years. This means no indoor gym time because indoor gyms with AC are breeding ground for opportunistic infections.

Outdoor gyms are fine but seldom offer heavy stuff to lift and carry.

And that's how I got an idea: why not set a "loaded carry outdoor gym" to share with my fellow leukemia/cancer fighters and survivors who can go out but can't hit the gym?

A "starter kit" for a leukemia/cancer outdoor gym, selected from a cheap but reliable supplier ( https://www.strengthshop.de) that ships in Sweden would include a Trap Bar, a Prowler, a 12-meter rope and 200kg of assorted plates. The order with estimated shipping cost would be 1.237€ which is 13.000 SEK as of today (picture below).

Under normal circumstances, I'd take the time to build that special home gym with regular savings buying one thing at a time, etc. But, well, let's not sugarcoat it, I may not have that kind of time so I'm asking you instead. 

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Hi folks,

It is finally here! The equipment for the first-ever Survivors Gym was delivered this morning. Unfortunately, I could not attend to the unwrapping, being myself hospitalized following a side-effect of my last chemo (but still walking, talking, and training twice a day with kettlebells and a weight vest, no need to worry about me). As soon as I'm out, I'll try out all these fantastic implements with fellow survivors. In the meantime, I'll make do with pictures ;)

Best,
Emmanuel
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Hi folks!

The first-ever Survivors Gym is now one shipment away. To be precise, it already has a DB Schenker tracking number but there’s no tracking info from DB Schenker yet. This typically means that the equipment is still in the expeditor’s warehouse but the shipment is being planned by DB Schenker.

I've included two screen-grabs showing the shipment’s current status. I’ll keep track of the order and of any change in its status, and post it here as the info is updated.

You can also visit the House of Strength website ( https://thehouseofstrength.org) for more information about the future of the Survivors Gym.

Thank you again for your support!
/Emmanuel

P.S.: I decided to keep the campaign open because that's the only way for it to be visible by everyone (and not only the campaign's donors). It's still receiving donations and I'll let you know what I intend to do with them.
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Hej,

It's been a while since I posted an update but the reason is rather simple: there's really nothing new, and I'm just waiting for the trap bar to be back in stock at strengthshop.de so that I can pass the order. In the meantime, I'm leaving the campaign open, just in case.

Thank you again for your support!
/Emmanuel
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We're just over wo weeks in with the campaign, and good news have become pouring like March rain on Southern Sweden.

First, the campaign is now 115% funded (first picture). It which would have been more than enough to compensate for the termination of special offers.

Second, strengthshop.de sells VAT-free to companies, and I can place the order through my personal company (House of Strength).

Given the above, I can already order more equipment right away, rather than waiting for the VAT to be reimbursed. The new order is shown in the second picture. The trap bar is currently out of stock but will be back by the time GoFundMe has transferred all the funds.

FYI, the new equipment is a yoke (picture three) which can be carried one's back or pressed overhead, and vertical pressing was really the only movement pattern that could not have been trained with the equipment I planned to order initially.

Also, I could upgrade the weight plates to the highest quality bumper plates strengthshop.de is selling, which comes with a 10-year guaranty.

And finally, strengthshop.de offers discounts on large orders above 1000€. So there is more good news coming in mid-March when I actually place the order.

I would have other good news to share, but I've been long enough, so I'll keep them for the next update, and thank you all for your support once again.

Best regards,
Emmanuel
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