Shalaena Trainor’s Story

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In 2009, due to a mass growing on one ovary, Shae underwent surgery to remove the mass and ovary during her pregnancy with her second child. The mass was found to be benign (non-cancerous). Two years later, while trying to become pregnant for a third child, another mass was found on Shae’s existing ovary. In January 2012, Shae underwent another surgery to remove the mass, leaving her ovary in tact. After further analysis of the mass, doctors discovered that it was malignant (cancerous), and Shae would have to undergo a total hysterectomy (removal of the ovary, uterus, cervix, lymph nodes and omentum) to contain the spread of cancer. The surgery was done on February 10, 2012, on the Trainor’s 5th wedding anniversary. Thankfully, the surgery went well and the cancer was contained in the ovary.

During recovery, Shae discovered CrossFit and began attending classes at CrossFit Enigma. She has once again fallen in love with exercising and pushing herself to her limits. Shae has a competitive spirit and a positive attitude and is a perfect example of not letting life’s circumstances dictate her future. Her husband, and fellow CrossFit Enigma member says, “Because of CrossFit, I believe Shae has grown physically, mentally and emotionally. She carries these attributes into her everyday life as a mother, wife and friend.”

From the entire team at CrossFit Enigma, we are so proud of you, Shae, and lucky to have you as a member of our CrossFit family. Besides, who needs ovaries, when you have heart?

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