Julie is 54 years old and has been married to Dan for 23 years. Together they have three children: Derek, Katie and Chelsea. She is currently employed with Springfield Local Schools where she works with preschool children who make everyday a new adventure. She has also been a Girl Scout Leader for 12 years. Julie enjoys working in her yard, reading and vacationing with her family. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer when she found a lump on Christmas Eve in 2015. In 2016 she underwent chemotherapy, radiation and a complete mastectomy. After consulting with Dr. Derek Cody, she decided the DIEP Flap surgery was for her. She is grateful for the time and patience that Crystal Clinic showed her during the difficult decisions. There was never a rush to have surgery. There was never a push to have surgery. She always felt that the decisions she made were hers. Julie is very happy with the results of her surgery and would recommend anyone who is considering reconstruction to meet with the staff at Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons to help with their decision. She is walking the Pink Runway to show how proud she is to be a breast cancer survivor and to walk with the other amazing women who are here tonight. Julie also wants to share that in June 2022 she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, which is not related to her breast cancer. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is responding well. This is another battle that she intends to win and look back on as a speed bump on the road of life!