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Fight Like a Girl’s collection of Power Stories are written and shared by real women who have overcome cancer or who are still battling their health adversary every day. The cancer stories found here are a source of empowerment and education, teaching women key signs and symptoms of the many different forms of cancer as well as how to take care of oneself throughout the treatment process. Survivor stories are equally powerful, written by women who now advocate for others still in the fight against a form of cancer or other detrimental illness.

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Karla’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

Crohn’s disease, or simply known as inflammatory bowel disease, affects over 700,000 Americans. It is more common with people between the ages of 15 – 35 according to the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). However back in 1988 this illness affected me quite early. Then I was only …

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Karen’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

 My story is a real life horror story. My name is Karen, and I’ve been living with severe Crohn’s disease for 35 years. I have been allergic to all the medications that are used for the treatment of this horrible disease.  I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s when I was a mere …

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Kresha’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

In 1997, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Colitis. The doctors couldn’t decide on one, so they called it both. I was 20, newly married and literally bleeding to death. In 1999, I had my first of several surgeries. Total colectomy with ileostomy. One and a half years later, I had my second …

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