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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.

Cindy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

While going to college, at 39 years old, for surgical technology, I had a mammogram followed by a needle biopsy and then a surgical biopsy. Fortunately for me it was detected early and was also contained within a milk gland so it couldn’t spread, thus requiring no chemotherapy or radiation. …

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Mimz’s Story (Endometriosis)

I too struggled with endometriosis for years. Like many, my pain was ignored and I was told things like “it’s part of being a woman” and other comments like that. I was taking naproxen from the moment my period started until a couple days after it ended. I had a …

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Allison’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi! My name is Allison. I was diagnosed on my 34th birthday with stage 4 breast cancer with widespread bone metastasis, and on a recent CT scan they found a small lesion. I’ve had three collapsed vertebrae and have trouble walking because of the numerous bone lesions on my spine, …

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Vanessa’s Story (Endometriosis)

“Vanessa, remember you have endometriosis,” the doctor said. Those words swirled around in my head, but my mind refused to process the meaning behind them. My doctor eyes compassionately swept over my face, settling on my eyes. He patiently waited until his word sunk in; unfortunately they just wouldn’t. Firstly, …

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