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Survivor Stories & Information

Fight Like a Girl’s collection of Power Stories are written and shared by real women who have overcome or are still fighting cancers, chronic illnesses, or other life altering adversaries every day. The stories found here are a source of empowerment, hope, and education through the discussion of signs, symptoms, treatment processes, inspirations of strength, and individual experiences of each warrior’s personal and unique fight. Survivor stories are equally powerful, written by women who now advocate for others still in the fight.

Read the inspirational stories below to find the support you need in your battle, or the encouragement to share your story with us. Immerse yourself in our community of warriors and join in — we can’t wait to meet and celebrate you.

Brenda’s Story (Hashimoto’s Disease)

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After years of many medical issues, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. I had gained nearly 100 pounds, and had multiple other issues to go along with it. I was miserable and contemplated ending it all many times. I finally decided to take my life back. I began to …

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Sheri’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I am a 3rd generation breast cancer survivor. My maternal grandmother, maternal aunt, and my mother all survived breast cancer before me. My yearly mammogram found something in my left breast in 2016. I couldn’t feel it, neither could my doctor. A biopsy was performed and sure enough, it was …

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Laurie’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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It started with an abnormal Pap smear, then went to dysfunctional vaginal bleeding. I was diagnosed a week before Christmas back in 2004. I went through 28 external radiation treatments, 3 low dose chemotherapy treatments. and 2 brachytherapy sessions. I have so many side effects from treatment. To this date, …

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Susan’s Story (Osteoporosis)

Going for a routine checkup at the doctor, I was hoping to have an uneventful visit, especially coming from my recent MS diagnosis. Hearing a diagnosis of osteoporosis was the last thing I needed, but that was exactly what happened. At the time, it seemed like the least of my …

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