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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)

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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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Emma’s Story (PCOS)

It all started during my teenage years, around the age of 15. My periods were never regular. They came maybe once every couple of months and lasted more than usual, sometimes a full month. So after a trip to the doctor’s, they prescribed me a contraceptive pill to help regulate …

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Ericka’s Story (PCOS)

I was diagnosed with PCOS on February 22, 2017. This is a day I will never forget. Like most girls, I began my cycle at 11 years old. When my periods first started, they were extremely heavy. From that point on, unlike my sisters, who received the monthly gift every 28 …

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Lindsey’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Endometriosis)

First of all, if you don’t know what endometriosis is, please click the following link to educate yourself before continuing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endometriosis The decision to write my story down came from the time I spent reading other people’s stories when I was first diagnosed. It was like my own little support group. …

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Robyn’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Epilepsy)

Hi! My name is Robyn, and I’m an epileptic from Maryland, and this is my story. My story begins on the evening of December 30th, 2015. I was going into the kitchen, and then face-planted between the kitchen and the family room. Apparently I’d had a seizure, but don’t remember …

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