Jill and her husband Dan recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary! Together they have three children, four grandchildren, with a fifth grandchild coming in November. Jill has worked as a staff associate for over a decade at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home. And, as a coach’s wife for over 40 years, with 29 of them as a head coach, Jill estimates she has been to at least 425 high school football games!
Jill’s breast reconstruction journey began over 20 years ago when she was diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease. She underwent numerous surgeries to remove the cysts, and one cyst came back with atypical cells. With this increased risk of breast cancer, Jill underwent a prophylactic mastectomy with implant reconstruction in 2003. Over the years she received two additional sets of implants due to malformation. By summer 2022 the implants became malformed again, and Jill decided to seek another opinion, where she met Dr. Douglas Wagner. When Jill found Dr. Wagner she was going on her eighth surgery.
“Dr. Wagner’s approach, demeanor, and expertise were impeccable. His staff was top notch. The surgery center was awesome and beyond my expectations. Dr. Wagner is amazing. He has been given remarkable gifts I am so grateful and blessed to have him as my surgeon.”
Jill’s reconstruction results were absolutely beautiful. She feels whole again, after so many years. She is amazed at how far breast reconstructive surgery has progressed in the last twenty years, and says “Thank you, Dr. Wagner, from the bottom of my heart.”
Jill is deeply touched to walk in the Pink Runway. Coming from a small town, only a handful of people have known about her twenty year journey, but they know now! “I am ready to help others who have been in my shoes – and say, you got this!”