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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.

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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Lisa’s Story (Endometriosis)

Lisa's Endometriosis Story

I have had endometriosis since I was a teenager. I was diagnosed at 21 but suffered before then. I tried Birth Control Pills, several different injections, and had three laparoscopy surgeries and to no avail – nothing helped. Finally two years ago when I turned 40 I treated myself to …

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