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Your Stories

  • “I lost 100 pounds!”

    Shelley Rafilson had always loved singing. She was good at it, too, winning an international competition and landing theater gigs. Yet by 2010, the fatigue from carrying nearly 230 pounds, as well as the pain from fibromyalgia, were threatening her singing dreams.

  • When People Say the Wrong Thing About Cancer

    If you have early-stage cancer, you might be on the receiving end of insensitive remarks. Find the perfect comebacks here.  

  • Sarah’s Lessons in Living With Breast Cancer

    A Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis caused wife and mother Sarah to tap her inner reserves for a strength she never knew she had.

  • How One Athlete Manages Her Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Athlete Shelly loves marathons, 100-mile bike rides and mountain climbing. And her RA is the very reason she does it all.

  • Room to Breathe With COPD

    COPD didn’t stop Valerie from following her dreams. Here's how she has thrived—plus her inspirational tips.