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Kathy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

I was called while Christmas shopping in December 2015 and told that I had cancer. In some ways I knew it long before I heard the words. I went into automatic denial. It took me 3 months to accept it and then to find a surgeon I could trust. We …

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Julie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi! My name is Julie, and I’m currently 54-years-old. I was married for 33 years, and I was divorced in Oct. 2015. I found out a few months later he had been cheating. A few months after that in April 2016, I was diagnosed with stage 3 IDC. I did …

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Cora’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

“And when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Stage II A multifocal, multi-centric left breast CA ER/PR+/HER2-Procedure: 2 Lumpectomies, 4 rounds of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and tissue expander to silicone implant reconstruction. My sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, so I was …

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Megan’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Thyroid Cancer)

As an 18-year-old, I began my freshman year of college thinking my biggest challenge would be my biology class or getting along with my roommate. I never would’ve thought that my biggest obstacle would be a papillary carcinoma diagnosis. Living the typical “college lifestyle” left me with colds left and …

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Kefilwe’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

Hi, my name is Kefilwe. I am 39-years-old from South Africa. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010 at age 32, 15+ years after going from one doctor to another with absolutely zero help. My journey started when I was around 16/17 years of age with heavy periods that I’d …

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Brittany’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello, my name is Brittany, and I am only 21 years old. When I was 19, I started to have very painful period cramps and began to feel sick right around my period. At first, I thought there was nothing wrong with that, until it became worse as time went …

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Deanne’s Story (Endometriosis)

Today at 7am, I had my diagnostic laparoscopy, and 2 hours later, as I woke up in recovery, my nurse informed me they had found the endometriosis and removed it all, along with a few fibroids. My eyes filled with tears of relief. I have been waiting for this day to for …

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Matthew’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Your station in life can’t save you once the results have been verified Your mouth goes dry, your nerves are shot, you simply shake, terrified This big bad monster is at the door, no place to run and hide You put all your faith in Jesus and ask God the …

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Emma’s Story (Depression)

Green Ribbon

Growing up, I can’t say I was always a happy child. I was very impulsive, sensitive, self-destructive and extremely anxious. Some would argue this was caused by the bullying that I had endured for most of my life, but I’ll never know if I would’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression …

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Churee’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Churee

At 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, BRCA gene, HER2-positive, Stage 2. So I went through 8 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation, a double radical mastectomy, 2 reconstruction surgeries, and a total hysterectomy in a year and a half’s time. Every doctor assured me it …

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Lorelee’s Fight Like a Girl Story (PCOS)

Finally getting a diagnosis. I started my period in 8th grade at age 13. It did its thing, then a couple of months later, I got my second one. From age 13 to now, age 31, my periods were never consistent. My weight fluctuated in high school between 150-180 lbs. I …

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