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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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Teresa’s Story (Epilepsy)

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I had my first seizure when I was home from college for my father’s funeral. My mom was out, and I went to hop in the shower…and that’s the last thing I remember. I woke up eight weeks later in a burn unit! I was 27, in prime vanity years. …

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Stephanie’s Story (Epilepsy)

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I have been fighting with Epilepsy for over 10 years now and with that, I have been dealing with migraines. Just recently I found out that I have a blood disorder. However, I wake up with a smile on my face and tell my husband and everyone around me that …

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Haley’s Story (Epilepsy)

I was just recently diagnosed with JME last month. About 6 months ago, I started having what I called “jerks” right away in the morning. For a few months, it was just here and there I would get them, and now a couple of months ago, it turned into a …

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Lorena’s Story (Epilepsy)

Hi, my name is Lorena. I am a single mother of 4 wonderful children. Twenty days after I had my 4th baby, I had a stroke and lost complete movement of my right side. Lost my speech and some of my memory. I recovered most of it all back, but some of …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Epilepsy)

Hi, I don’t really think my life is a story to tell because there are a lot of people who have it worse then me but I’ll tell mine just in case it can help someone else out. Back in 1994 (I was eight) my parents, three sisters, and I …

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Angela’s Story (Epilepsy)

Now, a 42 year old, mother of two, I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. After medication after medications and a near death  experience due to liver dysfunction, I’m back on the wagon train. This past weekend, I had a grand mal seizure for the first time in 17 years. …

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Amy’s Story (Epilepsy)

This story is about our eight year old daughter. She has had a long hard life for only being eight. She developed epilepsy at three years old. It came on very quickly. It was a very rough first year, she got very ill, went status (which is seizures that can’t …

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Rose’s Story (Epilepsy)

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It was 1974, and I was 17 years old. I was living in my hometown of Chicago that sunny July afternoon. One minute I was standing around talking with my friends, and the next I was in the emergency room of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics with my …

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