Well, some of you know this but we lost Amanda Miller on Friday of last week. I met Amanda at the CrossFit Games last year. I remember she had a fund raiser to get out to the event, if I recall correctly. Amanda contacted me last year and told me about her condition and asked if she could attend the CF Nutrition gig I was doing at CF Marina. We got to hang out a bit that day and I started working with her, trying everything I could think of. OPT and his doc also kindly contributed ideas and time.
Amanda WORKED. She did everything suggested to her and never complained, never showed a bit of fear. I know myself pretty well, and I am a coward compared to this girl. Craven. Amanda…she knew EXACTLY what she was up against. She had no pie-in-the-sky self deception going on. She was simply NOT going to give up.
The type of Melanoma she had is nasty. It does not respond to ketosis, vit-d, or calorie restriction nor conventional therapies.
I did not find out about Amanda till this morning. it was a beautiful day in Chico and I was at the gym training. Chrissy came around the corner and I could tell she was not happy. She told me about Amanda and I was just numb. All I could do was cry. I know Amanda would call me a pussy for belly-aching and carrying on. Sorry kiddo, you were a lot stronger than me.
CrossFit Ventura had a post on Amanda, Check it out.