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Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Twin baby girls were both diagnosed with a rare eye cancer just DAYS after being born

Twin baby girls, one, who were diagnosed with a rare eye cancer just DAYS after being born have battled septic shock, multiple hospital infections and A YEAR’s worth of chemo between them Mother Maryann Oakley developed retinoblastoma at six months old Discovered she had passed the gene to her twins 16 weeks into her pregnancy Twins… Read More »