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Maia’s Story (JIA, AS, RA, EDS, AMPS…)

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This is Maia’s story, told by her mother, Lauren. Maia was an IVF baby and I was pregnant with twins and lost one at 11 weeks and five days. Maia was perfect, but I was so sick through my whole pregnancy that she came into this world 9 weeks early. …

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Shannon’s Story (Myelofibrosis)

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I think my MPN story started in 2015, during my deployment to Afghanistan. Half-way through I began feeling incredibly tired and unable to finish my workouts, which was really unusual for me. I tried to push myself through thinking it was likely depression because of my surroundings. When I finally …

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Kate’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I was originally diagnosed five years ago at the age of 37 with what was thought to be stage 1 breast cancer. In the month that passed from my MRI to my double mastectomy it had exploded to stage 3 grade 3 with 11/21 lymph nodes and all 4 sentinel …

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Hannah’s Story (Multiple Sclerosis)

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Hi there! My name is Hannah. I am 16, and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (Relapsing Remitting) on February 15, 2018. January 22nd was the day I first realized something was wrong. I had just gone on a run the day before, and waking up that morning was terrifying. …

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Robyn’s Story (Uterine Cancer)

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February 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 1A Uterine Cancer at the age of 32. For two years, I was fighting pain and heavy bleeding, going to the doctor and them not finding anything and just telling me to get on the pill. Two years of not finding answers, two …

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Fight Like A Girl Hosts 1st Home-Based Photo Shoot

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It began as a call out on social media. “Models Wanted,” the post read and from there it was on. People of various backgrounds and from all over inquired about what it would take to be involved. Well, what did it take? Not much honestly, just a positive attitude, willingness …

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Cheyenne’s Story (Kidney Disease)

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I went into the ER with 2% kidney function which means I was practically a zombie. I barely walked, ate, even breathed at this point. My body was failing me, but had I failed my body by not going to the ER sooner? It’s been a long and difficult journey, …

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Lori’s Story (Breast Cancer,Depression)

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Hello Again Fight Like A Girl, If you look in the files back in June 2012 you will see my original story . In 2012, at 46 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 3 IDC HER2+ in my right breast. I did my chemo/radiation and herceptin. Long story short, …

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Terri’s Story (Near fatal MVA)

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In December 2009, I was in a near fatal car accident with a small Suzuki sidekick, black ice and an 18-wheeler. I’ve had five surgeries since being discharged from the hospital; I believe I’ve had over nine surgeries to piece me back together. I broke everything but my arms. Fortunately, …

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Michelle’s Story (Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, Lupus)

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It all started innocently enough with a kidney infection. I had previously lost one kidney to severe infection at 17. But this kidney infection would not respond to anything…. I went into sepsis. Nothing was helping. Testing and investigation turned up that I had a primary immunodeficiency which was genetic. …

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Angelia’s Story (Breast, Lung Cancer)

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I am 42 years old and on April 17th, 2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. Shortly after my diagnosis, they scheduled surgery for me to get the port put in for Chemotheraphy. I had to get a chest x-ray prior to the operation and during this time …

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Baylee’s Story (Cerebral Palsy, Optic Nerve Atrophy)

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Let’s face it. Life is hard. It is full of uncertainty, difficulty, discomfort, adversity, and sorrows. Sometimes daily events are too much to handle. People get tired, focus on failures, consume themselves with negativity, and are too anxious to function properly. Some internalize their struggles, pretend that they do not …

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Roselee’s Story (Terminal Bowel Cancer)

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It was January 2013. It was a long weekend in Australia, while most Aussies were having BBQs and playing back yard cricket; I was being admitted into the local hospital with severe abdominal pain. Once the doctor felt confident that I wasn’t a junkie needing a fix, he gave me …

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Julie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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Hi! I went thru a heart wrenching divorce after 33-years of marriage in October 2015. Soon after, I noticed my right breast looked funny and had a hard large lump in it(it was always lumpy!) I made an appointment and had a mammogram in April 2016. Six months after my …

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Isabel’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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“I’m sorry Miss Morales, it’s cancer.” After five years of diligent annual mammograms and ultrasounds, these six words were uttered on October 27, 2017. A lumpectomy in 2012 revealed benign results but more importantly, also caused extreme scar tissue. Combined with dense breasts, these two factors hid a 7cm tumor …

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