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Diane Greco’s Story (Chronic Pancreatitis)

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Hello,  my name is Diane Greco. I am the mother of four young adults, a nurse and a military Mom. I was raised Catholic near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since I was a child,  I’ve had several issues that were diagnosed and associated with nausea, stomach pain and fainting spells. After four …

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Tammy’s Story (Breast cancer)

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Hello, My name is Tammy is this my second battle with cancer. In March of 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer. I  did 18 rounds of chemotherapy; finishing my last round in October 2016. During that journey, I learned I was BRCA1 positive. Doctors tried to convince …

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Chantelle’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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At 28 years old, I found a lump on my breast. It was a week after we celebrated my son’s 1st birthday. I wasn’t even thinking that it could be cancer, but still, I decided to have it checked out. My doctor did a biopsy, an then  called me in …

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Charity’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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Hello, my name is Charity Ghert and I am 45 years old. I have two children and two grandchildren. I have no other family members; my parents passed away when I was only 13 years old. My mother died of breast cancer at 38. I, myself, was diagnosed with was …

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Raelene’s Story (Endometriosis)

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Women who suffer with Endometriosis, largely suffer in silence. After all, we are women, we have to do it all, wear every hat, and tackle every situation with dignity and grace. Never whine, never complain, always be strong for our families. Having endometriosis destroys all hope of accomplishing this stereotype. …

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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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