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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.

Angie’s Story (Lupus)

My story began in 1980 when I was 8 years old. I developed a rash that my mom thought was poison ivy…turned out it was Lupus. Sitting in the dermatologists office feeling confused and lost watching my mom cry, all these questions flooded my mind, first and foremost was “Am I going to …

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Spring’s Story (Melanoma)

I was 27 and I was going into the eye doctor for my yearly eye exam. During my check up my Dr told me that I had a detached retina and was concerned. I got a little nervous and he referred me to a retina specialist to check it out further.  A couple …

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Melissa’s Story (Epilepsy)

Once upon a time, I was an average, healthy 26 year-old woman. I had a part-time job at my husband’s office and I enjoyed going shopping by myself or going places with friends. I had a brand-new convertible Beetle that I loved to drive. That all changed when I began having …

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