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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 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.

Jessica’s Story (Cystinosis)

Jessica's Story (Nephropathic Cystinosis, Kidney Transplant)

When I was 22 months old, my parents were in the middle of a fight to find out what was wrong with their daughter. My mom (my fight-like-a-girl role model!) visited doctor after doctor and endured multiple misdiagnosis’ before finally hearing the word “cystinosis”. When she and my dad looked …

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Debi’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Debi's Breast Cancer Survivor Story

My First Triathlon…. an emotional, exhilarating and downright terrifying experience! 32 years old…3 knee surgeries…1 collarbone surgery….1 broken jaw…1 horrible forearm  reconstruction due to dog bite… 1 bum shoulder…plantar fascitis…and a foot injury. Oh yeah, and a very recent Breast Cancer survivor. These were most of the ’cards’ stacked against me when …

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