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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.

Alicia’s Story (Brain Tumor, Epilepsy)

In December 2002, I was diagnosis with epilepsy. After doing an EEG, the epilepsy was determined as Begin Rolandic epilepsy. My seizures were under control through medication and chiropractic treatments. After a change in neurologists, another MRI was requested in February 2005. At this time, they found an abnormality (no size was defined), …

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Sonya’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Sonya's Story (Lupus)

Purple Colored Sunglasses I walked with a pretty fast gait. I walked around others who couldn’t catch up to me. Rolled my eyes at those who were too slow. Cringed at the elderly who took too much time getting up the steps to the bus. I cringed at ANYONE who took too …

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Shalina’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Shalina Lupus Story

My name is Shalina Tovar and I battle Lupus, a kidney disease. I have been fighting like a girl since May of 2005 which is when I was officially diagnosed. My Lupus has caused my left hip to fail. I’ve been dealing with avascular necrosis of the hip since 2009 and now …

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