My Story

My Story

„Turbulent, fateful but all the same colorful“ - these are the best words to describe the life and person of Myriam von M. She grew up in Merced, California (U.S.A.) and already as a child she experienced the highs and lows of life. After her father's suicide, she lived with her German mother and her American stepfather in a small town near Merced. On the outside they looked like a completely normal suburb family but in reality it was a world full of pain and disappointments. During this time, her only support was Ramona, her best friend. The two girls spent almost every day together and Myriam was able to escape the horrendous truth of her family home at least for some hours. The yearly visit of her grandmother from Germany was one of the few highlights in her life.
After her parents separated in 92, Myriam von M moved back to Germany with her mother and her little brother – a country completely unfamiliar to her. Myriam hardly made friends and developed a strong aggression towards everyone and everything. Additionally, a borderline personality disorder impeded her daily life. Myriam's life was a roller coaster ride with many sad falls, with a few moments of happiness. Promising relationships only lasted for a short time. In 1996, at the age of only 19, Myriam suffered a severe miscarriage that almost cost her her life. Only an emergency surgery could save her. Four years after this incident she was pregnant again and gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Less than 2 years after her child was born, she was diagnosed with an invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva – She was only 25 years old at the time when the diagnosis came, that changed her whole life again.. After that a long odyssey followed: being hospitalized, operated on, treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Then her marriage broke down due to the difficult situation. In 2004 one of the most important persons in her life died: her grandmother. She fell into a deep hole of sadness, accompanied by a strong panic disorder. In 2006 the cancer came back, this time it was cervical cancer. She had to undergo surgery for three times and in 2008, her cervix had to be removed completely. Happiness returned for a very short time in that year, when a new man at her side gave her some courage and strength. This marriage failed shortly after. Her husband had become very violent and abusive. That same moment Myriam received devastating news: Ramona, her best friend, was shot and killed causing Myriam’s whole world to crash again. In the following 2 years, Myriam had to undergo more surgery due to her Cancer. Further parts of her vulva had to be removed. This was followed by chemotherapy and radiation in 2009. Shortly before her planned hysterectomy a miracle happened: Myriam was pregnant and – against all odds – she gave birth to her healthy second son Gabriel. Myriam’s own words to that:
I want to tell you about my little miracle, Gabriel. I was supposed to have a hysterectomy. 3 weeks before that appointment, the unimaginable happened -I was pregnant. Huge fear ran throughout my body, because I knew I wasn't healthy. I told my partner and his first comment was "you can't be pregnant, you're ill.." So now what?? Well, I had to make the hardest decision in my life. This didn't just concern me any more, but also that little sweet child inside of me. After consulting 6 doctors, telling me we can try and that I should see it as a little miracle and my last chance at another child, I decided for life, -Gabriel's life. It was a long hard and painful fight but we fought it together. On April 23, 2010 despite of the Chemo, radiation, an incomplete uterus, a from 9 operations totally scared womb and abdomen, my little angel Gabriel was delivered healthy per C-section. Although my body was affected negatively through all this. I am thankful for this blessing I received. It was worth the battle!!
Also Myriam has plenty to offer from a professional point of view. She completed her studies as a naturopathic practitioner for psychotherapy running her own practice and worked as a successful and well-known model especially in the tattoo scene. Myriam von M gets a lot of attention as an anchor and actor/director, always looking for new challenges. She enjoys her talent as a singer to her band Psycho Doll and finds fulfillment in music.
At the moment the fun-loving woman is in a very happy relationship. She says she has finally found the man of her dreams. She is devoted her life to her campaign Fuck Cancer which is against cancer and for better medical prevention – she does this with lot’s of energy and all her heart! One of her biggest wishes: her own book telling her own story. With this book she wants to share her strength with people by telling them her story and demonstrating that you can make it even if it’s a long, hard bumpy road.