Warrior of the Week: Eden Lackey

Posted on 14 October 2015

Over the past few years, I have met some extraordinary women. Some by chance and some I have reached out to because their story touched me. Eden is one of these women.


 I met Eden in 2013 when she volunteered to be a model in the "Project Pink" benefit I sponsored for Susan G Komen of Austin. I didn't really get to know her or her story until about a year later when we both enjoyed a smoothie at our gym. 

There are many reasons I included Eden in our "Warrior of the Week" blog series, but the main reason is her passion.

Eden exudes passion in just about everything she does. She is a survivor and takes life by the balls, hanging on for the ride. She travels, she paints (really well, by the way), she's a volunteer, a work out badass, an advocate for a healthy lifestyle, and a genuinely good human being.

Although Eden truly is all of these things, I think what really makes her special is her passion for helping others. Almost every time I see her posts on Facebook, she is talking about how she is standing beside one of her "sisters" in their own fight. She always makes time to help someone who going through chemo or in the hospital. She attends her sister's benefits to show support. You name it, she is there!

I know Eden has lost some very close friends to cancer and, in their honor and for her other sisters still fighting, she continues to bring awareness, support and joy to everyone and everything around her. Now THAT'S a warrior.


"When you battle cancer, most people go through chemo, radiation, multiple surgeries and medications, and insane, crazy side effects that can affect you mentally and physically. We have memory loss from the chemo and drugs. We have physical scars and loss of certain body parts. We lose our hair and our minds! I affectionately embrace my mind as a beautiful mess. My mutilated body I once thought was ugly and not acceptable in our society is now an awesome piece of abstract art. My body is the canvas, my surgeons are the artists and my scars are the beautiful masterpiece."

- Eden on Art Therapy, 2015 


Eden, we celebrate you and all you bring to the people and world around you. Thank you for being such an amazing warrior!

xoxo, Allison

More Posts

2 comments

  • Jan: October 21, 2015

    Kristen and I met as Chemo buddies.We had treatments together.We sat side by side each other and had ‘Tess’ our chemo nurse work on both of us ❤ together.
    WE Share the same SURGEON that removed our breast.We SHARE the same Oncologist and OUR Plastic Surgeon!
    When a person has a chemo buddy there is a strong connection.
    We both have had our battles and ups and downs But We OUR WARRIORS!
    Kristen and I along with her family and mine walked with our Plastic surgeon during the 2014 walk for the cure TOGETHER!
    Like Kristen says…..if you haven’t walked in our shoes you have NO IDEA what our journey is like.
    Kristen will be my friend for life!
    We went through a journey of treatments together and WE had OUR last HERCEPTON on OCT.31ST 2014 !
    Kristen is a Special friend in my ❤.
    Always, Jan

  • Tina: October 14, 2015

    She is definitely ALL of that and more. When I grow up I want to be just like her!!! :-)

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing

Search our store