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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.

Amber’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Amber's Story (Brain Tumor)LR

My battle started 10 years ago when the doctor said ‘brain tumor’.  The next word I heard was ‘surgery’…four days later I went under the knife. I was petrified, but I knew God was with me. After an 8 hour surgery I came out into recovery; a tumor and my …

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Cathleen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am a mother, wife,  grandmother and a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2011. I had a bilateral mastectomy with recon. I have one more surgery in October, and then my reconstruction will be complete. I am a cancer free patient of Memorial Sloan Kettering …

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