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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.

Sharon’s Story (Her2 Breast Cancer)


In April 2018, I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer, after having a mammogram because of a nipple discharge. Affecting about 1 of 5 breast cancer patients, HER2+ breast cancer is when breast cancer cells test positive for a protein receptor called HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2). Excessive …

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Breana’s Story (Autoimmune)

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My whole life I’ve struggled with pain, fatigue and various other ‘symptoms’ that I had no idea were actually symptoms until this past year. I was born with vitiligo so from the jump I’ve looked different and then, when I was 15 we realized I had thyroid disease. That was …

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Shawnice’s Story (Suicide)


I lost my 22 year old son to suicide on May 7, 2021. He was diagnosed throughout his life with many different mental health conditions due to the lack of proper testing in the United States. It started when he was 7 with ADHD. Then when he was 15, he …

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