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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.

Anyssa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My story is intended to be one of encouragement and of strength for those faced with tremendous adversity. A little background: my paternal aunts faced breast cancer before I did. They did not survive their diagnoses. I was urged to start having mammograms at 35. This saved my life. I …

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Robyn’s Story (Epilepsy)

Every four minutes, someone somewhere in the United States is diagnosed with epilepsy, and this is the story of how I became 1 in 26. My name is Robyn and I’m an epilepsy patient from Maryland. This is my story. It begins on the evening of December 30th, 2015. I …

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Yvonne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Yvonne's Story Breast Cancer

My story began in 2016 when I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer. I fought through chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, and radiation. I spent 5 years on Anastrozole to prevent the cancer from coming back. Fast forward to 2022. I was diagnosed again with DCIS breast cancer in the same breast, …

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Brenda’s Story (Hashimoto’s Disease)

Light Blue Ribbon

After years of many medical issues, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. I had gained nearly 100 pounds, and had multiple other issues to go along with it. I was miserable and contemplated ending it all many times. I finally decided to take my life back. I began to …

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