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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.

Alyssa’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Alyssa's Story (Lupus)

Hello Fight Like A Girl Club! My name is Alyssa and I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed 6 years ago by my rheumatologist and have since been battling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease in which your immune …

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Tracy’s Fight Like A Girl Story (RSD)

Tracy's Story (RSD)

My story begins in 2001 when I went to the ER for kidney stones. The IV I had did something crazy and I now have reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Since then, I have also been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune hypothyroidism with adrenal fatigue, as well as parry-romberg syndrome. I have started a …

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Audrey’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Audrey's Breast Cancer Story

“GIVE GOD THE GLORY” The month of October 2009 was a change for my family and me. A routine examination by my Doctor changed my life (somebody say – God is good. Psalm 34:8 KJV). She ordered a baseline mammogram for me to have, no particular reason, she just decided that it was …

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Debby’s Story (Diabetes)

Usually when someone tells me of a diagnosis of cancer or something else I know what to do to support and be there. I just found out that I have type 2 diabetes. Just went and found out what I need to do and I see an MD tomorrow for the rest. Just …

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Myricle’s Story (Lupus)

I was diagnosed with Lupus at age 12 in 1990. That was so long ago and neither me nor my family had ever heard of it. I was a very active child and all of a sudden I would get very fatigued and had not even done very much. My joints started …

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Tara’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, my Name is Tara. I will soon be 28 years old. I have been living with lupus (SLE/nuephritis) since the age of 14. I’ve never been upset or sorry that I have lupus and I dislike when others feel bad for me. Recently I’ve been dealing with a pretty bad …

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