Lakosky shares cancer battle with the whole world.
It was shortly after delivering their second child that Tiffany Lakosky got some unwelcome news. She had been diagnosed with carcinosarcoma, a rare but treatable form of uterine cancer.
Hosts of the popular hunting show Crush with Lee and Tiffany, the Lakoskys approached in much the same way they do with their hunting. Patience, hard work and humility.
What may be the most interesting portion of the story, however, what Lee's response to the news.
"Upon receiving the news," Tiffany writes in a recent Instagram post, "Lee said to me, 'Tiffany, are you a caribou or an elk?" After receiving a puzzled look, Lee continued. "You can hit a caribou in the leg and he will lay down with no will to live, or you can hit an elk perfectly behind the shoulder and double lung him and he will run for miles. They are a strong animal with an amazing will to live. So, which are you: a caribou or an elk?"
Beautiful morning shooting my #MathewsAvail at @morrelltargets! Off to my LAST chemo session and to get the PICC line out! God is great! #IAmAnElk #ElkStrong #CRUSHCancer #BuiltForTheWild @mathewsinc @bloodsport_arrows @ragebroadheads @spothoggarchery @aaearchery @teamqad #NIKONSportOptics @uahunt @venor.life @yeti @garminfishhunt
Tiffany shared portions of her journey with fans via social media accounts, including that she is now cancer free.
In case you missed it, please head over to our Facebook page for all of the LIVE details. Earlier this Summer, shortly after delivering Raygen, I was diagnosed with carcinosarcoma, a rare but highly treatable cancer of the uterus. We tackled it head on and aggressively all Summer with chemo, and after my last treatment this Friday I will be cancer free for 4 weeks!!! Upon hearing the news, Lee said to me: "Tiffany, are you a caribou or an elk? I looked at him puzzled. "You can hit a caribou in the leg and he will lay down with no will to live (from hunting we have experienced this) or you can hit an elk perfectly behind the shoulder and double lung him and he will run for miles; they are a strong animal with an amazing will to live. So which are you? A caribou or an elk?" In an instant, I knew. I said: "I Am An Elk." Between God's glory, family and friend's unwavering support, we have beat this. The good folks at @venor.life have designed these beautiful custom #IAmAnElk leggings (swipe left) with all proceeds going towards cancer research. The link is on our profile to help us #CRUSHCancer! Thank you for being the best fans out there. Be kind to everyone you meet, for you never know who is fighting a hard battle. #IAmAnElk #CRUSHCancer Tiffany
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