Bodies We Want 2010

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Jeanette Lee

Photograph By Robert Maxwell for ESPN The Magazine

UNBREAKABLE: "Doctors diagnosed scoliosis at a young age and told her she wouldn't be able to bend at the waist. She's fought constant pain, but that's obviously how she makes a living. Before she delivered our daughter (Lee was five months pregnant during this shoot), she was going to get an epidural -- only they couldn't find her spine. Three inches of scar tissue had formed from all her back surgeries. After two hours and 100 pokes of the needle, they stopped trying. She delivered the baby naturally." -- George Breedlove, husband