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Adorable Triplets Overcome Their Rare Birth Defect
These little guys are *so* strong!
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I Was Slowly Becoming Paralyzed
Jesi Payne could barely walk or hold her kids — but a simple fix changed everything.
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Being Disfigured by Scleroderma Gave Me the Chance to Love Myself
I will never look the way I wish I did, but I can't allow it to consume me.
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What It's Like to Have Double Depression
A correct diagnosis was just what Bethanne Patrick needed. Here, she shares her story.
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Most People Won't Understand My Eating Disorder
Here's what it's really like to live with exercise bulimia.
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How Living With One Breast Changed the Way I Feel About My Body
'There's that attachment you have with your breasts and the link they have with being a woman.'
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What It's Really Like to Live With a Facial Deformity
'What I really think has had the most impact on me is the realization that I'm 34 years old and I've never had a boyfriend.'
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Nothing Will Stop This 7-Year-Old From Living Out Loud, Not Even 30+ Tumors in Her Leg and Brain
When Emma Leibow was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at 9 months old, her parents were terrified.
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This Woman Gave Up Sugar for 30 Days and Ate the Most Delicious Meals While Doing It
Healthy grilled cheese and seafood tacos? Count us in!
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Dad With Cancer Stages Future Milestones With His Kids as He Gets Ready to Say Goodbye
Ray Burrow decided to stop his treatment for throat cancer three weeks ago.
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I Had a Stroke at Age 10 and Was Supposed to Spend the Rest of My Life in a Nursing Home
But now, against all odds, David Dow travels the world speaking and giving hope to other stroke survivors.
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My Overactive Bladder Turned Out to Be an Incurable Condition
Christina's interstitial cystitis causes her go to the bathroom up to 70 times a day.
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One Year After Being Scalped on a Carnival Ride, 12-Year-Old Opens Up About Her Ongoing Recovery
'My scars don't define me.'
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Just Seven Months After a Car Accident Paralyzed Him, This Dad Learned to Walk Again
He wanted to be able to dance with his wife and walk his daughters down the aisle — and now he can.
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After a Heart Attack, Heart Transplant, Leg Amputation, and Two Bouts of Lymphoma, I Didn't Think I Had Anything Left to Lose — I Was Wrong
By age 33, I had already faced more health problems than most people do in a lifetime. Then I got uterine cancer.
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I Was An MMA Fighter — And a Victim of Domestic Abuse
In a martial arts cage, Joanna was fearless. But when her ex got abusive, fighting back required a different kind of strength.
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This Woman Went From Eating Two Dinners a Night to Losing Half Her Body Weight
Up next: Shedding a few more pounds and undergoing skin removal surgery.
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This Girl's 'Hallucination Art' Is a Haunting Look at What It's Like to Have Schizophrenia
She draws the voices she hears, too.
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The Inspiring Way One Woman Dropped 154 Pounds in a Year and a Half
Jennifer Robinson transformed her shape with a routine that brings out the warrior inside her. You've got one, too.
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She Was Depressed and Hated Exercise — Then She Lost 130 Pounds and Became a Personal Trainer
This mom is blowing us away with her newfound physical — and emotional — strength.
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