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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.

Anyssa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My story is intended to be one of encouragement and of strength for those faced with tremendous adversity. A little background: my paternal aunts faced breast cancer before I did. They did not survive their diagnoses. I was urged to start having mammograms at 35. This saved my life. I …

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Yvonne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Yvonne's Story Breast Cancer

My story began in 2016 when I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer. I fought through chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, and radiation. I spent 5 years on Anastrozole to prevent the cancer from coming back. Fast forward to 2022. I was diagnosed again with DCIS breast cancer in the same breast, …

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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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