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Survivor Stories & Information

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.

Christine’s Story (Leukemia)


What did I do wrong? Why does my life always get f****d over? Why is it that all my dreams always fall to pieces? All these thoughts ran rapidly through my head as the glass bottle containing my special dried flowers crashed to the floor of my bedroom. Memories can …

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Toya’s Story (Leukemia)

January 29th, 2015, I went to the emergency room with a migraine. February 4th, 2015, I went to my primary care doctor for a follow up visit for the migraine. She said, because she had not seen me since May, she wanted to do some routine blood work. I got …

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Hayley’s Story (Leukemia)

On the 8th of January, I was diagnosed with AML. I was shocked and absolutely devastated. I didn’t want to die. A day after the diagnosis, I decided that I wasn’t going to let this beat me. All I did was stay positive and focus on the best outcome. It was …

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Amanda’s Story (Leukemia)

I was diagnosed on Christmas Day in 2012. I went to the ER with a kidney stone, and my white blood cell count was 150,000. I was admitted to the hospital and given medicine to bring the white blood cell count down to a safe level. In the months following, …

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Tiffany’s Story (Leukemia)

After my third birthday party my parents found bruises all over me like someone had beat me with a baseball bat. They took me to the doctor and found out that I had leukemia. I can remember going an getting my blood taken a lot. They told my parents that …

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Alida’s Story (Leukemia)

The most important thing is to stay positive. That is how I do it daily. In October 2013, after external pains, fatigue, left abdominal pain, and bruises on my feet, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells type B. I knew I had leukemia before the doctor told me. …

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