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Welcome to the True Survivors story section. The stories are the heart of this organization. There are both stories by and about individual survivors of all kinds and survivor stories of well known people.

In addition is a CATEGORY section. As in types of survivors (Breast Cancer, Young Survivors, etc.)

So browse away! And if you have a story or know any - GO HERE

Stories Of Individual Survivors....

Andreka - MS Survivor
Andreka discusses the fight with MS and how fears and doubts were defeated by faith and love


     Bobby - Iraq War Burn Survivor
A great story of this gentleman's use of comedy to heal


     Brandy - Necrotizing Fasiitis (Flesh Eating Bacteria) Survivor
A short overview of Brandy's intense battle with Necotizing Fasiitis


    
Brenda - Brain Tumor
A short video has Brenda discussing her battle


     Brian - Brain Injury
An interesting video is on Brian's Parrot Foundation page describing his injury and how parrots helped him recover


     Dana - Colon Cancer
Dana's informative story about colon cancer


    

                                                   
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor
                          
Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Dawn - Breast Cancer
A wonderful account of her fight with breast cancer


     Dawn, A Native American's Story
A great slew of stories about all of her treatments dealing with diabetes and breast cancer


     Floretta Connally - Brain Tumor
A great tale of her very tough battle.....and victory


    
Gabby- Breast Cancer
Great summary along with links to great info on breast cancer


     Hamid- Survivor Of A Very Rare Cancer
Hamid's descprition of the very rare cancer he has faced is interesting and inspiring


     Hubert "Ed" - Quadruple Amputee, Korean War
A touching tale of survival of horrible injuries...with a love story


    
Jonathan - Hero Soldier's Bomb Injury In Iraq
Jonathan's recovery is amazing


     Joy - Ovarian Cancer
Joy discusses the experience in great detail and how much she learned


     Karen - Ovarian Cancer
A great telling of all her treatments and recovery


    
Katy - Breast Cancer
Katy relates how as a great athlete & non smoker she never expected cancer of any kind. She learned that breast cancer can hit anyone and encourages checking yourself out


     Larkin - Brain Injury
A good account of restarting after a bad head injury


     Leitha - Breast Cancer
A testament to the power of positive thinking


    

                                                   
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
                          
Cancer & Amputee Survivor

Lisa - Brain Tumor
Lisa's uplifting tale of overcoming is truly incredible


     Loretta - AIDS
Loretta shares her struggle and how she fought back


     Matt - Brain Tumor
A short but hope filled tale


    
Meredith - Brain Tumor
A great telling with lots of updates


    
Mickala - Serious Lung Damage
Mickala suffered from a mysteriously damaged lung, likely from a virus. Her hope and optmism were victorious



    
Nancy - Breast Cancer
Where Nancy's inspiration came from is a wonderful account



   

Natalie - Bone Cancer
An inspiring telling of Natalie's brutally tough battles but with a great outlook



    
Patrick Ivison - Paralysis

Skilled surfer who has been paralyzed since he was a baby walks again at high school graduation



    
Peggy - Ovarian Cancer

A detailed account with a slew of helpful info and resources



    

Rachel - Epilepsy

This overview of Rachel's deal with epilepsy puts more light to a still very confusing ailment



    
Sarah - Ovarian Cancer

Sarah's story is full of informative details and the expressed need for hope and optimism



    
Sharon - Breast Cancer

A great short, and to the point, description as well as urges to get checked often



    

Tammy - Breast & Liver Cancer

Tammy telling of her inspirational battles with breast & liver cancer and more



    
Thomas “TC” Maslin - Head Injury

A year from a very traumatic head injury. His wife and family's support is inspiring



    
Tom - Brain Tumor

A fantastic account with a timeline and updates



    

Warren - Iraq War Sniper Victim

A compelling account of a sniper attack and his recovery



    
Wendy - Melanoma (Skin Cancer)

A great overview on Skin Cancer and a detailed account of her bravery and determination



Stories Of Well Known Survivors....

Christina Applegate - Breast Cancer
A short but informative account of her dealing with breast cancer




Kathy Bates - Ovarian Cancer
An excellent article discusses Kathy's fight and has many more wonderful links for info, etc.




Robert DeNiro - Prostrate Cancer
Quick overview of his dealing with prostrate cancer with links to others who have dealt with it as well




Michael Douglas - Throat Cancer
Douglas' fight with throat cancer




Michael J Fox - Parkinson's
Fox's story and info on Parkinson's and ways to help




Terri Garr - MS
A great place to find out about MS and Terri's fight with it




Gabrielle Giffords - Shooting Brain Injury
A truly inspiring tale of recovery and hope




Olivia Newton John - Breast Cancer
A quick summary of her breast cancer battle as well as a great interview




David Letterman - Heart Disease
Article is one recent to his heart disease and bypass surgery (in 2000) but still a good account




Sharon Osbourne - Colon Cancer
A short telling of Sharon's fight with colon cancer but has great links for more info




Rod Stewart - Oral Cancer
A quick overview of his cancer situation and a bio as well




Pat Summitt - Alzheimers
Info and video on legendary basketball coach's battle with Alzheimers disease