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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.

Read the inspirational cancer stories below to find the support you need in your battle, or the final push 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.

Mae’s Story (Lupus)

I go by Mae. I was 11 in middle school. One day, I was doing a backstroke when suddenly the concrete step in the pool cut me. I love swimming and playing tennis, so getting a cut wasn’t a big deal in my thoughts. It was just a cut. I …

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Nafz’s Story (Lupus)

Hello! I’m Nafz, 22 years old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 14 years old, in my 2nd year of high school. I was able to see a lot of doctors, but they could not tell me what I had. One day, I was rushed to the hospital, due …

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Keirstyn’s Story (Lupus)

My name is Keirstyn. I’m 18 years old, soon to be 19. I’m in college, have a wonderful job, boyfriend, family, and friends. But I feel I can’t enjoy life like an 18-year-old should. I have not been officially diagnosed with lupus, however my symptoms all point to it. When …

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Rachel’s Story (Lupus)

Where do I start? Well first, I have not been officially diagnosed with lupus. My symptoms started when I was about 15 years old, and I am now a 27 year old mother and wife. At 15, my knees would start popping every time I moved. It was uncomfortable but …

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Danielle’s Story (Lupus)

I am in the process of being diagnosed with Lupus. At the age of 18, I awoke one morning with almost complete loss of vision in my left eye. I went from having 20/20 vision to having barely any at all;  this was not a gradual loss, this literally happened over …

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Emily’s Story (Lupus)

My family, my friends, doctors, and even strangers, they have all seen my pain. I questioned the other day how many of them actually know what it’s like to live with Lupus. I thought about it and in all honesty, I don’t expect anyone to know what it’s like, I …

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Kamyiah’s Story (Lupus)

Hey my ladies ! I am Kamyiah Blackmon and I am 15 years old. I found out I had lupus in late November of 2013. I remember (before finding out I had lupus) having inflammation in my joints all the time and they were stiff ALL THE TIME (I remember …

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Chloe’s Story (Lupus)

Last year when I had just turned 15, I had been through a year filled with the biggest twists and turns I had ever had in my life. I had taken a trip to Colorado for a youth leadership conference. When I got back I was very stressed from the …

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Alex’s Story (Lupus)

My name is Alexandra Seipp but everyone calls me Alex. I am 20 years old and when I was three I was diagnosed with lupus (SLE). I spent thee months in the children’s ICU before the doctors figured out what was wrong. I was in remission for a few years …

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Koyoda’s Story (Lupus)

I am a 30 year old lady. I once had great dreams of living a happy life, a life with a good life partner, having good children, fulfilling all the ambitions of my parents, get a satisfactory job with good pay, and so on. But all my dreams collapsed when …

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