Stories

Every woman and every girl inspires us. We are deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories about breakthroughs in their lives, the ways in which they have overcome fears, beliefs, or events that once kept them from connecting with their inner strength and recognizing their amazingness. Some of these stories are stories of pain and how a women or girl triumphed over it. As you read these stories, rather than focusing on the pain, choose to focus instead on the triumph and the ways that others have overcome what may once have seemed impossible to overcome. Let's celebrate their triumphs!

Working Hard to be Joyful!

A few years ago, my husband and I were at an event where the speaker challenged us to develop a family motto. He suggested we sit down with our kids and create a simple phrase that embodied our values and spoke to our “family brand.” We...

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Positive Attitude with Cancer

I share my story from my bed as I recover from Chemo #10. I was diagnosed in November 2016 with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 3 after noticing a lump around my neck. I got an ultrasound which revealed abnormal lymph nodes and a chest CT...

La Hermandad de las Sobrevivientes de Cáncer

“Me temo que no tengo buenas noticias para ti”, dijo mi amiga quien también es mi ginecóloga. Podía escuchar la consternación en su voz. Este no era el resultado que ella esperaba y no el que describió cuando hizo la biopsia en su...

Puertas Corredizas: Un Nuevo Mundo

La vida es siempre sorprendente y aunque lo sabemos, ésta nos continuará asombrando con el paso de las situaciones o eventos. En cierto punto de mi vida, como muchas otras mujeres, fui diagnosticada con cáncer de mama. Era joven con solo 36...

Not too long ago, my son and I were the face...

June 8, 2008, I remember the day vividly—the nurse practitioner told me I had Type 2 Diabetes. I argued with her that was not possible. I’m a nurse, I do diabetic counseling, and I don’t pig out on junk. Once I came back to reality, I...

A Safer Future for Me and My Baby

Sometimes, I wake up from crying in my sleep during the night. Why? Every night for the last three years I have been abused by my husband. I cannot sleep in peace for even one night. Even when I was pregnant, my father-in-law’s house members...

The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

In my 26 years of married life, I gave birth to five daughters in hope each time of giving birth to a boy. Every time I gave birth to a girl I would have to suffer negativity, shame and harassment from my husband and his family, being...

Growing with Girls on the Run

I first learned about Girls on the Run from a coworker, she was telling us at lunch how much her daughter enjoyed it. I checked out the website and knew this was something I had to get involved in. I have coached and served on the board. I...

Mission To Remission™ – Lyme Disease...

I was honored last year when Say It Forward shared my video regarding my fight against Lyme disease. I am excited to share with each of you what I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into lately. My vision to further raise awareness for...

I Hated My Body So Much, I Wanted To Stop...

When I woke up in the morning, the first thing I was conscious of was how much I hated my body. I had to get up, go to the loo and get on the scale immediately. What happened during those few minutes would keep me buoyant for the rest of the...