real women real stories

Gabbie, 2024

There’s Nothing Normal About Uterine Fibroids

My heavy bleeding, anemia and severe pain were dismissed as normal for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, it’s a common experience for many Black women with fibroids.

Alyson McNutt English

POTS Stole My Energy and Everything That Made Me, Me

Now I’m finding ways to feel like myself again

Cynthia Toussaint

When It Came to My Breast Cancer, I Did It My Way

Doctors told me there was just one way to treat my breast cancer. But with my complex medical condition, I knew I’d have to forge my own path.

Cynthia Toussaint

Manejé mi cáncer de mama a mi manera

Los doctores me dijeron que solo había una forma de tratar mi cáncer de mama. Pero con mi trastorno médico complejo, sabía que debía tomar mis propias decisiones.

Lisa W. on a boat

Prolapse Changed My Life for the Better

My pelvic organ prolapse was a sign of something much deeper and I’m stronger today because of it

Jessi Mcdonald

Thanks to TikTok, I Was Able to Afford the Anti-Obesity Medication That Changed My Life

I’m grateful for the online discount that helped me get the treatment I needed

Cathy Chester

Encontrar una perspectiva positiva con mi trabajo de concientización médica me ayudó a vivir con EM durante 38 años

Todos los días cuento con apoyo y aprovecho los beneficios de mi comunidad y de mi curiosidad

Sasha Ottey

Positivity Was My Secret Weapon Against PCOS and Infertility

When my biological clock started ticking, I had no idea how many challenges I would face

Teresa Mattone

After Years of Suffering, I Got to the Root of My Migraine Attacks and Am Finally Free of Them

Don’t stop researching, and never accept that this is just how it is

Melissa Jordan, R.N.

Anti-Obesity Medication Stopped My Obsessive Thoughts About Food and Helped Me Become a Stronger Woman

For me, the mental benefits of taking an anti-obesity medication are just as important as the physical benefits

Shannon Murphy

I Started My Dream Job. Then I Was Diagnosed with Bladder Cancer.

Being open and honest with myself and my colleagues helped me balance work and bladder cancer

Shannon Murphy

Obtuve el trabajo de mis sueños. Un poco después me diagnosticaron cáncer de vejiga.

Ser abierta y honesta conmigo y mis colegas fue útil para encontrar un equilibrio entre el trabajo y el cáncer de vejiga

Holly Morrell

Genetic Heart Disease Won't Stop Me from Living the Life I Love

Despite having many surgeries over the years, I live a happy, healthy life with heart disease

Sandi Bass

Doctors Thought My Chronic Pain Condition Was Flaring Up. It Ended Up Being Gout.

The pain was unbearable, but with a rheumatologist, I’ve finally found an effective treatment

amy teets

Doctors Said It Was Probably Just a Stomach Bug — It Wound Up Being C. Diff

After months of not finding answers, a Facebook support group led me to the answers I needed to get better

Aliya on the beach

I Was Immunocompromised and a Clinical Trial Changed My Life

Thanks to a clinical trial, living with beta thalassemia is now so much easier

Aliya on the beach

Soy inmunodeficiente y un ensayo clínico cambió mi vida

Gracias a un ensayo clínico, vivir con talasemia β ahora es mucho más fácil