Keith, who goes by Ox, thinks of his nickname as an extension of himself. He says through his life and what he’s overcome, like beating a brain tumor, he’s become stronger. “I’m a whole different breed,” he says. “I’m an animal, like an ox — something strong and powerful.”
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