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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.

Read the inspirational cancer stories below to find the support you need in your battle, or the final push 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.

Kimberly’s Story (Diabetes)

April, 2012. I became extremely sick. I thought it was a bad flu. I couldn’t keep anything down, not even small sips of water. I was taken to the ER. My blood glucose level was 440+. I had a stroke because I wasn’t able to keep anything down including my …

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Becky’s Story (Diabetes)

I am 35 years old, and I have had diabetes for seven years, and it is very hard for me. I have so many problems with picking the right foods to eat. I lose weight, and I gain it back, and I hate that. It’s so hard to keep it …

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Mari’s Story (Diabetes)

Hello my name is Mari Wilson and I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 10 years old. I was in a diabetic coma for three weeks. The doctors didn’t think I would wake up or even make it through, but my mom had faith in God. I did …

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Lori’s Story (Diabetes)

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, requiring daily dose of insulin since 1969. I am now 49 years old, and kicking ass. Having had diabetes for 44 plus years hasn’t slowed me down much. I have lost sight in one eye, but I don’t miss it after about 20 …

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Natalie’s Story (Diabetes)

I am a 35 year old single mother of two. I am diabetic and also suffers from high blood pressure. I have faced two mini strokes since 2011. I recently worked two jobs to support my children but I resigned my part time job due to my illness. I have …

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Niyela’s Story (Diabetes)

Hi world. I’m Niyela, better known as MooShoo. I’m fighting like a girl against Type 1 Diabetes. I’m six years young and was diagnosed at the age of four. My mom gives me four to six shots a day so that I may thrive.         Niyela Illinois …

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Freda’s Story (Diabetes)

Freda's Story (diabetes)LR

Hi, my name is Freda. I’m 43 years old and a mother of 3; an 8 year old boy, girl twins, and an 11 year old boy. I’m a diabetic. I’m learning new things, like how to eat and take care of myself. It isn’t easy. I have seen this …

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