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Bridget Gooden
Pumped Up for HIV Prevention

“If I can help any mom or her baby, I will.”

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Darcel Fahy
With You Always: The indelible mark of a woman who refused to let cancer win

“She didn’t let her diagnosis define her. She ruled it.”

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Jennifer Bingham
‘This Is Truly a Miracle:’ Jennifer Bingham remembers the Mother’s Day that almost wasn’t

“I have been able to celebrate Mother’s Day for 45 years because of Magee-Womens Hospital, and I thank you every year.”

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Robbie Lacritz Deitch
A Legacy of Impact: Gift to fund ovarian cancer research realizes tenfold return on investment

“Yes, we lost an amazing friend, but we are saving so many other people’s lives. That’s what Robbie would have wanted.”

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Kelly Jo Carley
‘Don’t Have That Stigma:’ Son raises awareness, research funding for endometrial cancers in memory of his mom

“Even if this helps raise awareness for one person, don’t hide it. Don’t be embarrassed to talk about these things with your friends and family, and especially your doctor.”

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Laura Jacko & Lauren Kowal
From NICU to Playdates: Friends bonding over common experience could lead to better science

“I’m always about anything that happened to me being turned around to help future women”

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Mary Beth Mathews
‘What Else Would You Name Her?’: A breast cancer patient, a pregnancy, and a doctor’s belief in the power of decisionmaking

“We were so impressed with the hospital and the people. So what else would you name her?”

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Aimee DiCicco-Ruhl
Living Like There Is No More Bad News

“When I was officially cancer-free, Dr. Brufsky told me I had to live like there is no more bad news.”

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Pallavi Tiwari
A Common Infection, A New Mom and the Fight of a Lifetime

“As a new mom, you sometimes feel like you have to put your own recovery aside for the needs of your newborn. But you matter – your recovery matters.”

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