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Alicia’s Story (Infections)

Alicia's Daughter, Mischa

In 2013, one of my identical twin daughters, Mischa, 41, (pictured) passed away from bacterial meningitis. She was an assistant principal in the Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, the same school district where her twin sister is currently employed as a principal. She had been ill almost all her …

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Laura’s Story (Cervical cancer)

Laura's Cervical Cancer Story

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 29. I was only a couple of months late, my first smear had been clear and I had no symptoms, yet there I was, in an office at the hospital while the consultant told me how sorry he was that this silent …

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Julie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Julie

When do you get “Back to normal?” Maybe the better question is whether or not there even is such a thing as “Normal.” Society tends to make us believe that we should fit into standards they’ve defined in order to be considered a part of the status quo. But what …

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Ashley’s Story (Narcolepsy)

Ashley

In 2013, I was a newly independent adult. I had just graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. I moved to the central coast of California; home to beautiful beaches and amazing weather. I worked full time as a medical scanner and part-time as a waitress. My …

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KJ’s Story (Breast Disease)

Pink Ribbon

In March of 2017, I finally received an official diagnosis of having PASH. This came after struggling for nearly 10 years with breast lumps and microcalcifications (that can only be detected by mammogram). I started this process in my late twenties and had multiple biopsies and mammograms every six months …

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Kayla’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

Kayla

Hi, my name is Kayla. I am battling SMA syndrome and believe that I am on the upswing. I started having stomach problems a few years ago, but I’d beaten them after personal research into a holistic route and using food as medicine. I was fine for quite some time …

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