Westlake, Oh. February 9, 2013. ---- Fitness Trainer and ex-Cleveland State Wrestler Paul “Theo” Theodore will attempt to break the Guiness Book of World Record’s for “Most Pull-ups in 24 hours”
---but it’s NOT FOR HIM.
Meet Zoe, 16 years old from Westlake, Oh. She’s been battling a severe case of Cystic Fibrosis her entire life. She has an amazing wish: to renovate her hospital floor at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, to make it a more pleasurable environment for all the children that regularly stay there. “Zoe put others before herself. She gets what this life is all about,” says Theo.
Cystic Fibrosis is a rare and chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children in the United States (CF Foundation). The disease causes thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. People with CF have to deal with life-threatening lung infections, pancreatic issues, persistent coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath, and many other issues. The CF Foundation reports that the median life expectancy for someone with CF is mid to late 30’s.
“I can say this, CF may try to take years away from Zoe’s life, but she has way more life to her years than most people I know. She has an angelic spirit to her. Within minutes of being in her presence you quickly sense something special.”
The event is called “PULL-UPS FOR ZOE.” Many people are getting involved in this event. It’s going to be a national effort.
The current record for pull-ups in 24 hours stands at 4,020, held by Stephan Hyland of the UK.
“This is what we’re calling an Active Prayer. It’s part of our 2013 message about why we train: It’s Not About Us. It’s going to be a tough challenge, but I’m doing this for Zoe, who’s going through a much tougher one. She’ll inspire me the entire way. In fact, she’ll inspire millions! This is her story, not mine” stated Theo.
DONATE to support Zoe’s wish at www.fitmeupfitness.com.
REGISTER a group for the Team Pullup competition by emailing Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTEND Zoe’s Benefit on February 9, from 6-9pm, at Grace Baptist Church in Westlake to see the “Record-Breaking Rep” LIVE.
For more information visit www.fitmeupfitness.com and www.facebook.com/PullUpsForZoe.