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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.

Samantha’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I first found my lump in November of 2008. Once I noticed it, I made an appointment to get it checked out. During this visit I was told that I was too young and didn’t have any family history, so this wasn’t cancer and I shouldn’t worry. The following February, …

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Rachael’s Story (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)


My story continues every day. I wasn’t taking care of my health when Osteogenesis Imperfecta and complications from it (asthma, heart issues, scoliosis) got worse. In 2015, I took control of my life; I lost 50 pounds, 12 inches off my waist, and reduced my body fat by 25 percent! …

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Sharonda’s Story (Lupus)


Lupus affects your kidneys, heart, lungs, joints, skin, weight, gives you severe anemia and fatigue, and some patients even have hair loss. Seems like a lot, huh? Well, it gets worst. They never tell you how these sicknesses affect you MENTALLY more than anything. I’ve been feeling really insecure lately, …

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Stephanie’s Story (Epilepsy)


I have been fighting with Epilepsy for over 10 years now and with that, I have been dealing with migraines. Just recently I found out that I have a blood disorder. However, I wake up with a smile on my face and tell my husband and everyone around me that …

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