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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.

Sherry’s Story (Gastroparesis)

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and colonic inertia in 2013. I had been suffering for many years, so I made the difficult decision to have a subtotal colectomy in 2017. I was reassured that I didn’t have pelvic outlet disfunction.  I had the surgery done and was in the hospital …

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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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