Thank you (Mahalo) from Jess Knudson

Dear Vise Ohana,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the support and encouragement, not just on Saturday, but during this whole cancer process. From my initial diagnosis, the community from Vise have been my biggest supporters. I don’t know how many times I would wake up in the morning and someone from Vise was checking in and seeing how I was doing and if I needed anything.

After my surgery, Ricky texted me to see how I was and let me know that he would help with my recovery and rehab. I also had meals dropped off and people took my kids out for a playdate for a few hours.

You people are just amazing!

I am so happy to be cancer free and to be able to get back into the gym with all of you.

Saturday’s WOD is one that I will never forget! A lot of thought was put into that workout (thank you Angie) and to see all the people there was awesome! Even people that couldn’t make it to Council Bluffs did the WOD!

I’m so touched by all of the support and encouragement. The Boobie Brigade shirts were a great way to show support for me and the breast cancer community. I also want to thank you for the money that was raised. It will be put to good use — bills! (We were able to raise $920)

To my Boobie Brigade ladies, you are all so wonderful, and you have no idea how much you have helped me during all of this.

In Hawaii, where we moved from a couple of years ago, “ohana” is a word that is used often. It represents family. An ohana is not just your mom, dad, brothers and sisters but all the people that have touched your life in a positive way and made it better.

Vise is my ohana. I’m so proud to tell people about Vise. I tell them the workouts are great, but the people are better.


Jess Knudson