The Murph Challenge Day 28: Kelly, Ron, and Brittney Landsverk
Day 28 of 31 is dedicated to Kelly and Ron Landsverk and their daughter and only child, Brittney, who died tragically at age 20.
On April 2, 2010 Brittney lost her life to a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a car that slid into a river somehow causing her to disappear. Her body wasn’t recovered until 87 days later on June 27th (11 years ago from today).
Kelly and Ron don’t want this tragedy to happen to anyone else and believe helping others will help them heal. They have chosen to educate about the dangers of drinking and driving through speaking at MADD Victim Impact Panels, prisons and mock crashes at high schools; and by holding a walk in Brittney’s memory every year. The walk advocates healthy minds and bodies. Supporters (friends and family) of Kelly and Ron wear matching shirts for the walk with this message on the back: “A heart-felt reminder: Please don’t drink and drive”. They not only encourage drivers not to drink, they also remind passengers to know the condition of the driver they will be riding with. They also promote taking keys away from impaired individuals and finding another way for them to get home.
Kelly and Ron miss Brittney very much and every day they fight to keep Brittney’s memory alive.
Every Day We Fight is proud to dedicate today’s Murph Challenge to Kelly, Ron, and Brittney Landsverk.
Day 28 Murph Time: 28:47
Thank you to Kelly’s sister, Kim Bossmann, for the nomination. She misses her niece, Britt, every day.
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.”