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Kate Foster: Tiny but Huge by Emily Beers - CrossFit Journal

In CrossFit, Kids, Special Populations

August 27, 2012

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Kate Foster fights cancer and wins. Now she wants your help. Emily Beers reports.

The goal of the CrossFit Games is to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. But when Kate Foster took the microphone and addressed the crowd at the Home Depot Center on July 14, it became clear that CrossFit is about something so much bigger than that.

The 13-year-old, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, proudly marched to center stage at the Home Depot Center. A hush came over the crowd as the tiny girl with a prosthetic leg talked confidently in front of thousands of people about the importance of CrossFit for Hope, of donating to help children with cancer and other diseases.

The physical stature of the teen might have been tiny, but her smile, her confidence and the command in her voice were anything but.

“3, 2, 1 … Go!” Foster declared, as she officially opened a fresh year of CrossFit for Hope fundraising.

To help Kate and other children like her, visit

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3 Comments on “Kate Foster: Tiny but Huge”


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if you read this, you're amazing! Keep up the inspirational work.

I love this side of CrossFit, and medicine.



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You are awesome Kate. Truly an inspiration.


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I wish you and your family all the best in the future. Keep up the good work!

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