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Fri, Feb 3, 2012 12:10 PM EST

Media technologist & strategist Deanna Zandt started a Tumblr this week that includes stories submitted by "women whose lives were saved or changed because they had access to affordable healthcare like cancer screenings though Planned Parenthood." "I know I keep saying WOW, but-- in just a couple days, @PPSavedMe has gotten ~1000 followers on Tumblr," Zandt tweeted Friday. (Zandt is a board member of ARC, which publishes Colorlines.com.) Below is a sample of the touching stories: > Just married with no health insurance, PP was the only place I could go to get affordable birth control and screenings. A pap smear turned up abnormal cells that could develop into cervical cancer. If I had waited until I had full health insurance to get screened it might have been too late to prevent cancer. I AM PRO-LIFE BUT I STILL SUPPORT PLANNED PARENTHOOD! and another one: > I was a young latina with no money and living in a fairly conservative house where going to a "woman's doctor" meant only one thing, pregnancy. So I went to Planned Parenthood for a gyn chek up and they found abnormal cells in my pap smear. and another one: > I was alone in a new city, between jobs and without health insurance, when I discovered a lump in my breast. After worrying about it for several weeks, I gave in and made an appointment with Planned Parenthood. The doctor there assessed my situation, agreed I should see a specialist, and referred me to a no-cost program. Luckily, my lump turned out to be normal breast tissue. There's plenty more. Visit[ PlannedParenthoodSavedMe.tumblr.com](http://plannedparenthoodsavedme.tumblr.com/) for more stories and/or to submit your own story.