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Alida’s Story (Leukemia)

The most important thing is to stay positive. That is how I do it daily. In October 2013, after external pains, fatigue, left abdominal pain, and bruises on my feet, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells type B. I knew I had leukemia before the doctor told me. …

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Cindy’s Story (Endometriosis)

I am 55 years old and have had endometriosis since I was 13. Like many young women I was told that the horrific cramps were normal, the pain was psychological, the pain was phantom, etc. The pain started just one day a month, then two to three, and then every …

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Jamie’s Story (Migraines)

Hello, my name is Jamie. In April of 2008, a terrible migraine hit me. I had had migraines before, so I just rested and figured it would go away. After weeks of the pain not ceasing I started seeing specialists. I can’t even count how many tests and treatments I …

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Kira’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Cancer has surrounded me my whole life. Three of my grandparents and an aunt have passed away 20 years ago from cancer. My maternal grandmother and paternal aunt both passed from breast cancer. My father was diagnosed with stage 3 colon in 2008 but with a positive attitude he is …

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Beki’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August of 2013 at the age of 67. I had low dose chemo for six weeks and five weeks of external radiation followed by three doses of brachytherapy radiation (internal). My tumor reacted very well to the treatment but I suffered from dehydration, …

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Kristen’s Story (Endometriosis)

It all started with a hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary in May 2013. The pain never went away like they said it would. But endometriosis wasn’t a real consideration because I didn’t have any bleeding and my periods weren’t that bad. The only symptom I had was chronic pelvic pain. …

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