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Stephanie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Stephanie's Story (RA) LR

I was 17 years old when I first started having joint pain in my wrists and fingers. My doctor referred me to a rheumatologist who ran a battery of tests for my weird lack of feeling, paleness, and other rather “strange” symptoms. After ruling out Rheumatoid Arthritis, she gave me …

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Jennifer’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Jennifer's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Febuary 15th, 2011. I am a diabetic, have neuropathy, and going through chemo and radiation. My heart goes out to everyone going through this horrid disease!! I will survive – it will just take a long time! Jennifer Kentucky Submitted 10-19-11 The informational …

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Thalia’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Thalia's Story (Breast Cancer)

My Story: Pink Combat I grew up proud of the Special Forces Dagger on the breadbox. I knew where the metals were hidden in the drawer. These markers of bravery never spoken of—beyond reference to the elusive Green Beret— A symbol of heroes not awarded, to a pilot, without marked …

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Katie’s Story (Anorexia)

Since I was 13 years old, I have struggled with weight and body image issues. No matter how skinny I was I still felt fat. I couldn’t look in mirrors. I began starving myself and got down to a dangerous 99 pounds. After a talk with my parents I put …

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