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y name is Maimah Karmo. I have been blessed to face
every challenge in my life with faith and used them
as catalysts for transformation. Having escaped
from my native country of Liberia alone, at 15 years
old, I am a definition of a warrior. I have survived
three wars, being held at gunpoint and being hit by
lightning.
As a single mother at 32 years old, I was diagnosed at stage 2
with aggressive triple negative breast cancer. I found a lack of
support and resources during my cancer battle in my darkest
days. During my second round of chemotherapy treatment I
prayed to God that if I was saved I would dedicate my life to
supporting women with cancer. That same year after my second round of chemotherapy my health began to improve and
Tigerlily Foundation came to light. Tigerlily symbolizes the

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beauty, strength and transformation a woman can experience
at every stage of their cancer journey. I started the foundation
with the mission to empower fearless females in every stage of
their journey, and to show them that they are not alone, but
are beautiful, strong like the tiger and the lily, and that they
can be transformed - during and after breast cancer.
In the midst of a global pandemic, as the entire country
grapples with the actions that led to the death of George Floyd
and the racial turmoil that has now risen to the surface. I have
watched corporations give millions to the same global orgaMETASTATIC CANCERS
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