Ode to LaKesha the Conquerer

We could use the term “breast cancer awareness” somewhere in our title, but that term just didn’t seem visceral enough to describe this woman. The following is reposted here by permission of Buck Holly, the originator of the homage.



Today was a very special day.

I was asked to take photos of my daily workout partner LaKesha Lee.

She has a family history of breast cancer. Not long ago her Doctor found a lump. Luckily it was benign, but she knew with a family history of cancer she might not be so lucky next time, or the time after that.

So, she elected to have a double mastectomy to reduce her odds to the lowest possible level.

Breast Cancer conquerer LaKesha Lee

The road to recovery was long, hard and emotional but today she seems to be crushing PR’s on a weekly basis and is an inspiration to men and women alike. As a booby loving man, I much prefer her new scars and a higher probability of keeping her #BadAss sense of humor around vs losing a friend to breast cancer.

My hope is people, especially women read this and know that this story should be an inspiration to do what you think you need to do in order to stay around for as long as possible.

Breast Cancer conquerer LaKesha Lee

Please share this and take a moment to give a High Five to LaKesha Lee. She along with her support crew and all the members of Crossfit High Tide deserve a special thought and prayer.

Breast Cancer conquerer LaKesha Lee


Done and done, Buck! 

Breast Cancer conquerer LaKesha Lee



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