The 2022 Murph Challenge Day 18: Krystal Baumann

4 years and 49 rounds of chemotherapy to see 29.

If I can pinpoint one relationship that ignited the mission and vision for Every Day We Fight, it’s my friend Krystal Baumann.

In the Fall of 2018, Krystal was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. She attacked it with every ounce of physical and mental strength she had. At one point the outlook was 3 months to live. She defied the odds to hear the words remission only to see it come back stronger a couple months later.

As I reflect back on her journey and our friendship these last 4 years, I’m grateful for the peaks and the valleys we walked through together. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to witness first hand in seeing my friend suffer while finding a way to fight every day. The peaks and moments at the top of the mountain have been unforgettable. Getting to the dawn after the darkest moments have been the most impactful.

There’s a quote that goes, “to keep fighting when the world would understand if you fall to pieces is true strength.” That’s my friend and someone I call my little sister, Krystal.

Krystal’s fight is far from over, but recent scans showed progress and her cancer is at the most manageable phase. It’s the results we have been praying for and I know her impact on this world is just getting started.

To get to today, her 29th birthday, is a blessing and miracle. Her fight, her grit, her way of always getting up no matter how many times cancer and chemo knock her down is nothing short of incredible.

Every Day We Fight is honored to dedicate Day 18 of 32 to a Warrior, Krystal Baumann.
Murph Time: 28:16

When I did the Murph Challenge for the first time I became hooked. Not because it was fun but because it was painful, challenging, and meaningful.

These 31 challenges are a dedication to a fighter, a warrior, a person battling that’s an everyday hero.

– Tate Wheeler

“The Murph Challenge is more than just a workout. It is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and allows us the opportunity to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor, LT. Michael P. Murphy, a man who sacrificed everything he had for our freedom.”

-Murph Website

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