Women Who Inspire Her Name Is Courage

Women Who Inspire: Her Name Is Courage.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading through the content we've shared since our official relaunch. This article is the first in our new Women Who Inspire series. Join us as we discover the stories of women from all walks of life that will be an inspiration to us all.

They are  women who have made an impact or are currently helping to create a better world. We will share their truth, highlight the pivotal moments in their journey and celebrate their incredible achievements. Read on to discover the women who inspire that are featured this week.




Her Name Is Courage

She spoke up when it mattered.
She stood her ground when it was necessary.
She persevered despite her fears.

She defied the status quo.
She stood up to the naysayers.
She broke down barriers.

She inspired others.
She made sacrifices.
She gave it her all.

She is you, she is me.
Her name is courage and
she is living courageously.

- Poem by MJ -


These poetic words describe women throughout history that we admire and look up to because of their courageous decisions and actions. Those acts may not have seemed as legendary at the time. They may not have fully considered the far reaching implications or even realized how their actions would create a legacy and inspire women and girls for generations to come.

This poem also describes the women who are making small strides everyday. Women who despite their obstacles and fears, find the courage to persevere and get through each of life's challenges.

When we think of courageous women, we also remember the countless number of women who have and who are currently embarking on the fight of their lives. Drawing inspiration from the stories of women who also persevered and survived as they battle each day to win the fight against breast cancer.



October is breast cancer month, it's designated to raise awareness and educate women about early detection of the disease. As well as to raise funds for research, which has been instrumental in the discovery of effective treatment methods and continuing the work to find a cure and eradicate cancer once and for all.
According to the CDC:"Deaths from breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women overall.

 And...Each year in the United States alone, about 245,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women."

We all know someone or know of someone who has gone through this battle. She is not nameless or faceless. She is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, neighbor or co-worker. Her name is courage and she is living courageously!



At Lush Fab Glam we believe in not only practicing self care but making it a priority! We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about breast cancer, learn the risk factors and the symptoms because early detection is key to triumphantly defeating this disease.

We have asked ten pertinent questions about breast cancer below. If you are unaware of the answer to one or all of them, simply click on the read more link, which will take you to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. There you will find comprehensive and up-to-date answers to each question in order to raise your awareness about breast cancer. Please take a few minutes out of your day to do so because your life or that of someone you love might depend on it!



10 Things Every Woman Should Know 
About Breast Cancer


1. What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. Learn more


2. What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer? 
Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have symptoms at all. See a list of possible symptoms. Learn more


3. What Are The Risk Factors For Breast Cancer? 
Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Learn more


4. What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk Of Breast Cancer?
Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history, but you can help lower your risk of breast cancer by taking care of your health. Learn more


5. Who Is At High Risk For Breast Cancer?
If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, you may have a high risk of getting breast cancer.  Learn more


6. What Is Breast Cancer Screening?
Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. All women need to be informed by their health care provider about the best screening options for them. Learn more


7. What Is A Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early. Learn more


8. What Are The Benefits And Risks Of Screening?
Every screening test has benefits and risks, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor before getting any screening test, like a mammogram. Learn more


9. How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?
Doctors often use additional tests to find or diagnose breast cancer. They may refer women to a breast specialist or a surgeon. Learn more


10. How Is Breast Cancer Treated? 
Breast cancer is treated in several ways. It depends on the kind of breast cancer and how far it has spread. People with breast cancer often get more than one kind of treatment. Learn more



We hope this article has inspired you to celebrate the courageous women in your lives who have been affected by breast cancer and encouraged you to make your health a priority! 




We Would Love To Hear From You!
Tell us about the woman or women, whose life story and courage has been a source of inspiration  to you. Share with us by leaving a comment below.



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111 comments:

  1. I think this is definitely a cause that most of us can relate to. And keeping up with our own health is so important!

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  2. My dearest friend has a breast cancer and this cause is very important to me.

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    1. Thank you for sharing her story with us, we are so proud of all the courageous women like your friend who are battling this disease and we want her to be triumphant.

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  3. I just volunteered at my city's breast cancer walk. My Grandma has it so it's something very near my heart. Thank you for this!

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    1. It's wonderful to know that her story has inspired you to volunteer and help this cause. Grandma's are precious and we want yours to have a triumphant outcome.

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  4. I think this is a great course and with it effecting a lot of women and also men, more awareness of what to look out for should be shared

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    1. You're right a vast number of men are also affected by breast cancer, that's why awareness is critical.

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  5. What a great post. I think it's always good to spread the word on breast cancer awareness and how we can check our breasts.

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  6. All women who are fighting with breast cancer are courageous, it is such a hard disease to battle with. It takes a lot of courage not to give up.

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    1. You are so right, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to keep fighting.

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  7. Thank you for writing about this! The more that is known, it's more hopeful that there can be a cure. Women who go through this are heroes.

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    1. Yes, they are definitely an inspiration to us all.

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  8. This is so relatable. My grandmother is 16 years breast cancer free and she's one of the strongest people I know. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing her triumphant story with us, it will provide hope.

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  9. Such an inspiration! We should definitely raise more awareness!

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  10. I wish more women were not scared to discuss their issues in regards to their breasts if they have them!!

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    1. We can definitely learn from each other and that's why we have created this platform. It's incredible to see women opening up, sharing and inspiring each other in the comments here and our social pages.

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  11. I love this poem! Yes girl power! Thank you for spreading courage today. <3

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    1. Happy to hear that you were inspired by it.

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  12. So amazing! First off, love that poem! But, I'm also glad you are spreading awareness of Breast Cancer! That is awesome!

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    1. Thank you, this is a disease that affects millions of women worldwide, helping to raise awareness is very important to us.

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  13. Every woman needs to read this article !! Its so important to be educated about this !

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  14. Every woman needs to read this article !! Its so important to be educated about this !

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  15. What a great informative article. Breast cancer affects so many people. I've had several friends go through it. Being educated is so important!

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    1. You're so right, we all know someone or of someone who has had to go through this battle and knowing the risk factors and early detection really helps to save lives.

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  16. One more powerful reminder for the National Breast Cancer Awareness. We all need to take care of our self breast exam regularly.

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    1. This is really our hope in creating this article that all the women who read this will make their health and self care a priority.

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  17. Courage is not something words can ever describe because women shows it through a thousand ways.

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    1. Yes they do and we celebrate them for it.

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  18. My sister just underwent a double mastectomy. This is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for sharing her courageous story with us, we wish her quick recovery.

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  19. I love that you created this post. My wife just scheduled her mamogram. She has a sister who is in remission and her sister-n-law's mom died from breast cancer. She is very cautious and checks regularly.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing their stories of courage, triumph and making self care a priority with us, it will inspire others to do the same.

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  20. Self care is so important for women and yet, we get so busy taking care of others that we sometimes put ourselves last. Breast Cancer Awareness month helps put the need for self care in the front.

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    1. We couldn't have said it better. As women we also need to make time to care for ourselves as well.

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  21. Eileen M Loya02:32

    This is so close to my heart, because my mother lost her battle with breast cancer. I was witness to her resilience, trying to live her life as normally as possible. I saw her slowly getting weaker and was in so much pain, and yet she managed to smile through it all.

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    1. Your mom is the perfect description of the woman we are describing, honoring and celebrating in this article. She is an inspiration to us all and you are courageous as well for sharing both your stories. Thank you for inspiring us.

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  22. This is very important, And thank you for reminding how important self care. Because every time especially the mothers don't have much time to take care of themselves. And this is a best reminder to do so. Thank you!

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    1. Yes, exactly moms especially need to make that extra effort to practice self care.

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  23. What a fabulous and empowering poem! Breast cancer can happen anywhere and to anybody. It is important to get a mammogram at the right time!

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    1. Yes to doing regular self checks and mammograms.

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  24. This is SO important and everyone should pay attention. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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    1. Yes it is and we are happy to share.

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  25. I really loved the poem! Also thank you for making people like me aware of the factors related to breast cancer. It is always good to know and do your research on things like this to make sure you're aware as well as maintaining good health.

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    1. Thank you, we hope you can share what you have learned here with the women in your lives.

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  26. Such an amazing article loved it. Women who inspire are everything, the poem was fab.

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    1. Thank you and yes they really are.

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  27. Julie Syl10:00

    Thanks for raising awareness.. I know some women who struggles with this ailment. And the poem is such a great way to describe them. It requires such bravery to fight breast cancer.

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    1. Thank you for sharing their story of courage, they are all incredible women.

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  28. That poem was so powerful to read! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, it's fulfilling to know that it's having such meaningful impact.

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  29. Dreamingloud11:28

    Nice poem.. Thanks for sharing awareness for breast cancer.. I prayed and will always pray for those who are suffering this ailment.

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    1. Thank you for joining us in sending love to all the women going through this.

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  30. I love this initiative by Lush Fab Glam! It is so great that you are spreading awareness on breast cancer.

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    1. That's wonderful and we hope you will spread awareness to others as well.

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  31. Your blog is absolutely stunning and I love the idea behind this.

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    1. Thank you, we hope you were inspired.

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  32. twinspirational13:25

    Love your blog, great job on this. Thanks for raising awareness, I will definitely share this to my social media.

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    1. Yes please do pass it on, we can save so many lives in this way.

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  33. That is a beautiful poem! Thank you for spreading awareness about breast cancer. It's so important for us to get checked and know what to look for.

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    1. It's an honor to help others in this way, thank you.

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  34. Thanks for sharing this informative post. I am a big advocate of breast cancer awareness. I did walk, wrote post, and did presentation in several health fair.

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    1. A heartfelt thank you to you and the incredible people who are out there actively raising awareness.

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  35. This is such an important cause to bring awareness to! Breast cancer has affected so many.

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    1. Yes it has and we need to keep the fight and research going till we find a cure, so no more women have to say goodbye to their families because of breast cancer.

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  36. This is so powerful: combining the idea of being courageous with an overview about breast cancer. It might be helpful for many people to be self-aware enough to realize that it can take courage just to see a doctor to have an initial exam, not to mention all that can come after. Well done.

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    1. Exactly! It really does require courage to make that first step and courage to wait for the results of a Mammogram.

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  37. People should be made aware of the breast cancer, so that they could reach out to help as early as possible.

    Thanks for writing about it.

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    1. That's right! Survival rates are much greater with early detection and treatment.

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  38. Thank you for sharing this and keep inspiring people, people should be aware of this kind of issues.

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    1. We agree and we are happy to hear that you were inspired.

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  39. A few of my friends has breast cancer and was cured now, it is better to do yearly examination and get treated as early as possible.

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    1. Your friend's triumphant outcome will give hope to others, thank you for sharing her story with us.

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  40. I love this so much. I have unfortunately seen what breast cancer does to people firsthand. We need more awareness and more research, and we definitely need be cognizant of our own health at all times.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head! Yes to greater awareness, more research and prioritizing our health.

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  41. This is one of the most important topics and should be spread all over!!! Early examination is key to survival. Sharing it across my network. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, please do share it and thank you for helping to raise awareness.

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  42. I recently had a friend diagnosed very early with breast cancer so this strikes home for me. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing her story of courage as she prepares for the fight ahead. May she triumph!

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  43. This is such a super great post. with an inspirational message too. Go you girl xx

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    1. We are happy that you were inspired.

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  44. Thank you so much for speaking out about such an incredibly important cause! My aunt had breast cancer years ago. It's so important to keep an eye on our bodies!

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    1. It is an honor to celebrate courageous women like your aunt and to hear their stories of triumph.

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  45. I am in my 40s now and have had 2 mammograms. I have dense breasts so I've always had to go back in for a follow-up and am anxious as I await the results...but I do it because it's SOOO important to get screened. Early detection is key!

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    1. It definitely requires courage to get through daily life as you wait on the results. We hope your story inspires other women to get screened.

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  46. I have a mammogram next week!

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    1. That's wonderful, thumbs up to you for prioritizing your health!

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  47. This is beautiful, courage is beautiful and I love how it all came back to the awareness of breast cancer. I've always been terrified of mammograms and getting tested for cancer but this post somehow put me at ease.

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    1. You're right, courage is a beautiful trait and we are happy that reading this article has encouraged you to get screened.

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  48. Thank you so much for sharing this information! Mammograms and screenings can be intimidating, but they truly do help save lives! I also really love the poem at the top of the post. It's beautiful and so poignant.

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    1. Thank you and yes they really do help save lives. We truly hope this article makes it less intimidating for the women who read it.

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  49. I needed this today. Was at a cancer treatment w my dad.🙏🙏

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, we are happy that this article has encouraged and given you hope as you support your dad through his treatments. May he be triumphant.

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  50. So many people I love has passed due to cancer. This is perfect timing and what I needed to hear.

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    1. It really is heartbreaking when we think aboutthose we have said goodbye to because of this disease. Remembering their courage is a great way to honor and celebrate them.

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  51. Thanks for creating awareness on breast cancer, this deadly disease affects so many of us now. So your words are comforting

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    1. We can only hope that this article will bring comfort, hope and awareness to others.

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  52. Such a great and inspirational post. Let's spread this to aware every woman in the world. This is a very great article. There is so much suffering this. So we need to move and help everyone. You are very kind!

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    1. Agreed, let's share with as many women as possible and do our part to raise awareness.

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  53. So important to raise awareness..thank you for sharing!

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  54. Kristine Nicole Alessandra02:29

    Every year, on or around my birthday, I go for routine breast exams and pap smears. It is my gift for myself and my family whom I love dearly.

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  55. That poem is so powerful - love it and also so important to get yourself checked and go to breast screenings

    Laura x

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  56. It's all about detection. We have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.

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    1. Exactly! We hope that everyone who reads this article uses the resources provided and makes time to learn more.

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