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Julianne Shetler

Julianne has three wonderful adult children and five amazing grandchildren, Ronan, 1; Sawyer, 2; Hudson, 6; Riley, 9; and Ava, 12. Julianne was diagnosed with Stage 1A breast cancer in September 2018, she chose a double mastectomy with implants. Unfortunately her body rejected one of the implants, so Dr. Diulus and Dr. Cody performed a DIEP Flap procedure, which was a complete success. Before being diagnosed with breast cancer, Julianne enjoyed riding sports bikes for decades and is happy to report that, post-surgeries, she is still able to ride her Kawasaki ZZR motorcycle. She particularly enjoys riding in the annual Akron Bikers for Boobs poker run in August where all the money goes to Stewart’s Caring Place. This year they raised $72,000. Today she feels amazing and confident after her surgeries. She educated herself, listened to her doctors, and reminded herself to just breathe, relax, and take it one day at a time. Julianne chose to participate in Pink Runway to raise awareness about breast reconstruction and to let people know that there are different options to get you back to feeling beautiful and confident. “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons and their staff. I’ve had 10 surgeries, and with every surgery or office visit, I was always treated with so much love and care from everyone. Dr. Diulus was always standing right beside me and helping me along every part of this journey.”