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Tonya’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

My Story: Surviving SMA Syndrome Hi, my name is Tonya Valleau, I’m 21 and was diagnosed with SMA syndrome earlier this year. I’d like to share my journey with you all. Around mid August of 2012 marked the very first time I started getting sick. It was initially a morning sickness, …

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Tessa’s Story (Endometriosis)

From the moment I first began having a monthly menstrual cycle the cramping was always the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. When I was 15 my mom couldn’t bear to see me doubled over in pain crying on the bathroom floor so she scheduled my first visit …

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Kate’s Story (Endometriosis)

My story begins when I was 16 years old. I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured in my abdomen. I required an emergency laparascopy surgery. A year later, at the age of 17, I had another ovarian cyst that hadn’t ruptured but needed to be punctured so the fluid could …

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Gay’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, I’m Will Kone and I’m 12 years old. I am writing this for my wonderful Warrior mom Gay Kone. The last six years have been a constant battle for her. Her story starts in March of 2007. She was asked to help a team called Making Strides for a …

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