relentless detroit testimonials pageWith the strength of your belief and support for what Relentless Detroit stands for, we continue to be able to help put smiles on the faces of children suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Day to day life is already challenging enough but can you imagine yourself as a helpless, defenseless child who only wants to run and play like other children but can not.

Relentless Detroit would like to thank you for helping us continue our efforts to get these Relentless children the care that they so rightly deserve. These children deserve a chance at having a stable life free of illness and your support clearly brings their dreams into reality

We welcome you to leave a brief statement below. Let us know how we are doing, how Relentless Detroit has changed your life or why you chose to support these great children and our cause.

33 Relentless Detroit Testimonials

  1. Aissa Galang November 9, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    This is an edited version of what I posted after lifting in 2015…

    No one can prepare you for what it’s like to be IN. I prepared for this meet with the same focus and intensity as any other meet (anything less would have felt disrespectful). And not that I’m ever really shy but I made sure to have an open heart and mind towards everyone I was around. I may not have learned everyone’s name or story, but a lot of sincere smiles and hugs were given/received (I’m having serious hug withdrawal!) plus a few Oreos lol. I hadn’t met all of the sponsored families prior, but I knew not to expect too much because they are superstars and everyone wanted to show them some love! Luckily I eventually did meet most everyone and expressed my support for them. Everyone talked about seeing the kids right there when we lift and I was really looking forward to it, but wow that REALLY charges you up!!

    There are so many people that showed me compassion, inspired me, and were just plain fun! I have reached out to a few of you and I’ll continue to reach out to the rest to express my gratitude. I just hope I left someone else feeling the same way. Seriously, I never thought going to the gym would bring me so much goodness! From couch potato to weight machines to Zumba to kettlebell to cardio to powerlifting, it’s all been part of the plan. I would’ve started a long time ago had I known I’d meet the best people just so they could be in my life longer. I regret not taking more pics with everyone but I have lots of memories that will last a lifetime.

    Thank you Tommy Westhoff and the RD team for graciously allowing me to serve in my way. Kirby Church, may you always have the means to help these deserving families. You all do so much to make this happen and it’s much appreciated! Jj Jeremy Thomas and Detroit Barbell, thank you to you and your crew for everything from organizing the meet, providing platform support, and partnering with Kirby in such a selfless way! And thank you to the hundreds of volunteers leading up to and including this weekend! There’s so much more involved than most of us see, I promise you!

    Thank you to all of the speakers for sending me some huge messages. A while back I shared how training for Relentless gave me purpose and allowed me to focus on something during a really difficult time. You will never know how grateful I am for that, and for the words shared by all the speakers. I may not go to church, but my heart and spirit heard you loud and clear. I believe from the bottom of my heart that I needed Relentless in my life right now. I said this to the other lifters “I got more than I gave”.

    After being an invited lifter I finally get it…the heart and soul that goes into this huge event; the time and effort it takes to organize multiple fundraisers; the unconditional love and hope that pours from everyone’s hearts; and the relationships that are built. It was truly an honor to serve the families doing what I love and I sincerely hope I’m invited back again!

  2. SSgt Stokes/USMC November 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    It was an honor to be with you guys and have the privilege to be asked by the families to escort them during this event. As Marines, we do anything we can to help our communities; it isn’t everyday that you get an opportunity like “Relentless”. I really think that it shows you a different perspective on the “realism” of everything else around you, and to be able to bring even a little joy to the families, is priceless. I hope that we had a positive impact on everyone, and if there is anything we can do to support you in the future, please let us know.

  3. Matt Nyman November 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to post about my experience at Relentless and each time I tried I have struggled to find the right sentiment. I have been unable to explain what an amazing experience and weekend this was.

    I had some awesome personal accomplishments, Squat PR, Bench PR, along with an overall meet PR, these were great but not the highlight for me. I was able to raise over $6,800 for the families of Relentless and collectively we raised over $140,000. This was awesome but not the highlight for me. I was fortunate enough to meet some great people and hear how Relentless was started. I learned of some of the amazing things the Relentless community has done not only for the kids that are fighting for their lives but also the families that fight with them. These new friendships and connections are awesome but still not the highlight for me. I was able to watch Trista, a young girl that is battling cancer for a second time and is in the middle of chemotherapy treatments walk up and own the deadlift platform so she could do her part to fight for others. This is hard to beat, but still not the highlight for me.

    The highlight for me was watching my own children this weekend. I watched them make new friendships. I watched them help out wherever and whenever they could. I watched them show love and compassion for young kids that in other instances they may shied away from due to their illness. The highlight for me was watching my children live and be Relentless.

  4. Carlos Regalado November 7, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    It will be awfully hard to sum up Relentless on here and what it means to me. I absolutely love this organization and what it represents. Finally getting to meet some of the families at relentless 2016 was life changing. So much passion and love and genuine friendship packed into kirby baptist and it was beautiful to be apart of. I cannot wait until next year. I love you all relentless detroit….see you in november 2017

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