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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.

Sherrie’s Story (Epilepsy)

After 2 long years of having so many things go wrong with my health, I finally thought I was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I started school, and was persuing my dream. Then one day I was shopping at Wal-Mart with my family. The …

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Hailey’s Story (Epilepsy)

My name is Hailey, and I am 16 years old. I am new to this world; I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy only months ago. I had a grand-mal seizure for the first time a couple months before being diagnosed. Turns out I’ve been having seizures for years, but …

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Truly’s Story (Epilepsy)

Truly's Story (Epilepsy)

Hi everybody! My name is Truly. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2008. I am now 20 years old and I still battle with it. My first episode was the worst feeling. I was on an airplane coming home from visiting my sister in Pennsylvania. I don’t like flying in …

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Caitlin’s Story (Epilepsy)

It was a school morning. I woke up around 6:30 am and began to go about my routine. But as I ventured in to the kitchen for my morning cigarette I, according to my mother who was sitting at the kitchen table, collapsed right in the middle of the room. …

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Emily’s Story (Epilepsy)

Hi, my name is Emily and I have had epilepsy for 21 years of my life. The first time I had a seizure I was in 2nd grade and had no idea what was happening. As the years went by and I became an adult, the seizures kept on getting worse …

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Alicia’s Story (Brain Tumor, Epilepsy)

In December 2002, I was diagnosis with epilepsy. After doing an EEG, the epilepsy was determined as Begin Rolandic epilepsy. My seizures were under control through medication and chiropractic treatments. After a change in neurologists, another MRI was requested in February 2005. At this time, they found an abnormality (no size was defined), …

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Melissa’s Story (Epilepsy)

Once upon a time, I was an average, healthy 26 year-old woman. I had a part-time job at my husband’s office and I enjoyed going shopping by myself or going places with friends. I had a brand-new convertible Beetle that I loved to drive. That all changed when I began having …

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