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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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Jessica’s Story (Gastroparesis)

Hi, I am Jessica, and I am almost 18 years old. I have not been diagnosed with anything yet, but last year, I was 98% sure I had Gastroparesis, based on my own research. I had a 2-hour gastric emptying study, and it came back with no abnormalities. Gastroparesis is the …

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Sydney’s Story (Gastroparesis)

I started having digestive problems the summer before I began high school. It started off with a minor upset tummy every time I ate and grew over time. With celiac disease in the family, my first instinct was to eliminate gluten and get tested. When this came back negative, we proceeded …

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Sarah’s Story (Gastroparesis)

Hello, my name is Sarah. Four years ago when I was 17 I shared a story about being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and discoid lupus. Four years later, I am now sharing my story about being diagnosed with gastroparesis. It all started November of 2012 when I started having really bad …

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Sylvia’s Story (Gastroparesis)

My name is Sylvia Platz, I’m 18 years old, and have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. On August 26, 2009, at age 14, I was in a horse back riding accident. I immediately felt a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left breast. For some reason, I threw up right then and …

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