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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.

Amey’s Story (Pancreatic Cancer)

I was a nurse for almost 20 years. In August 2004 while sitting in church I developed excruciating stomach pain. I was taken to our local hospital where they it was discovered I had idiopatic pancreatitis. From August 2004-July 2007, I had multiple surgeries and 32 hospital stays, the longest being 47 days. …

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Stacy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Stacy (Breast Cancer)

Hi my name is Stacy Scott and I am 38 years old and was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer in December 2009. The margins were not clear so the vascular surgeon recommended chemotherapy first. I was doing a monthly exam and I felt a lump in my right breast …

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Kim’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Ovarian Cancer snuck into my life with illusive persistence. At the time of my diagnosis I had already endured months of pain and anxiety. My relationships were changing and my emotions were in a constant state of turmoil. It is little wonder that this disease is sometimes called the silent killer. My diagnosis …

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Jessie’s Story (Lupus)

I am a 24 year old girl. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in August 2002. I am still battling it to this day but not as much as back then. I missed the first 3 weeks of my sophomore year. Try explaining that to all your girlfriends. I am a really strong …

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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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