Hero stories

suicide

My mother committed suicide

I live in a daily nightmare that I cannot get out of since my mother decided to end her life by jumping from the sixth floor of the apartment where she lived. Her departure is unjust and her death was perfectly avoidable. Like the 10 people who today, statistically, are[...]
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depression

How I overcame depression

My name is Cristina Amor Bodega, Dr. in Biology and a naturopathic therapist. You can deduce that I am a lover of nature and everything I can do with my own hands. I want to share with you what led me to have depression and how I was able to[...]
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Grief

What I learned about grief

4 years ago, I lost my husband. He died suddenly at a young age. I also lost both my parents. I’ve learned a few things about grief along the way and wanted to share in the hope that it may be of some help to others.
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burnout

Burnout lead me to start a new life

I always believed that I was invincible and that depression, collapse wouldn’t go through me. My aunts, my mother, those “desperate housewives” had all gone down. All that cannot go through me, I studied, I fought for a great job, I played sports more than measure, I have two wonderful[...]
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ERMS

I was born with cancer (ERMS)

I was born with cancer (Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, ERMS). It was detected when I was three years old, and by the time they found it, it had grown so much that the doctors said that I would not survive. My father committed suicide when he found out. 
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lost my son

I lost my son but I never lost faith

In 2016 I experienced the greatest pain I had ever experienced with the loss of my baby, Ethan. A long-awaited baby because my husband and I had been married for 5 years and we had not been able to get pregnant. I still remember that my husband suffered when he[...]
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Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin's Lymphoma after 3 years of being misdiagnosed

Cancer is a scary word. It's a word that you'll never really understand until it happens to you. You never think it will happen to you though, until it does. In 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 4B Hodgkin's lymphoma after 3 years of going misdiagnosed. I was forced to[...]
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I am

I no longer do. I am.

In February 2016, life offered me a new opportunity to stop outside noise and enter myself. In the same week, a migraine attack, two left shoulder problems, the annual compression bandage treatment for my left leg lymphedema, and an outbreak of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. True to the beliefs and[...]
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breast cancer

Healing breast cancer from within

At the end of January 2018, when I was 47 years old, I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. It was a very aggressive cancer, it was extended, and I would have chemotherapy and a mastectomy. My elderly and ill-health mother, my young children who needed me so much. At[...]
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