Some of you that have been around for a while may remember hearing about Lauriel Luther, a local CrossFit athlete who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011. The first ‘Lift it/Love it’ event and the 2011 Affiliate Competition in Flagstaff were both fundraisers for her.
I met Lauriel several years ago now, when she and two friends came into our original place for some coaching, and ran into her occasionally at local CF gyms and events. Others were closer, and have done a much better job in telling her story, but I will say that she was a good person, who faced her diagnosis with grace and determination.
After a long journey, Lauriel passed away at home in Washington a few minutes ago. She was surrounded by her loved ones.