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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.

Shannon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In 2015, a lump became a lesion. Scans showed breast cancer in both breasts. I had 4 surgeries and a bilateral mastectomy; no reconstruction. It was followed by 3 rounds of Taxotere chemotherapy and 55 radiation treatments. Sonny, my dog, and I rescued each other to help me through chemotherapy. …

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Teresa’s Story (Epilepsy)

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I had my first seizure when I was home from college for my father’s funeral. My mom was out, and I went to hop in the shower…and that’s the last thing I remember. I woke up eight weeks later in a burn unit! I was 27, in prime vanity years. …

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