Shelby has been married for 19 years to her husband Erik, and is the proud mother of Kai, Tatum, Gracie, Phoebe, Justice, and Savannah. She is a clinical research associate, working in clinical trials. In her spare time she enjoys watching her girls grow, spending time with her family and friends, and living life!
Shelby’s breast cancer journey is a long and complicated one. She was originally diagnosed with breast cancer on April Fool’s Day in 2013. During her implant reconstruction surgery from a double mastectomy they discovered the cancer had spread to the majority of her lymph nodes. Shelby then underwent additional surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. When she began experiencing issues with her left breast implant in September, 2022 Dr. Daniel Yoho drained the fluid there and tested it. Biopsy results indicated it was a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma related to her original implants. Dr. Yoho performed surgery immediately, and then did another complete double mastectomy. Thankfully no more cancerous cells were detected. Over the years she has had seven surgeries, with the last two being performed by Crystal Clinic’s Dr. Yoho. “I am so grateful to Dr. Yoho. His expertise, his attention to detail, and meticulousness are unparalleled. He is truly amazing!”
Although she has had a long breast cancer journey, she wants women to know it is important to give themselves time for their body to heal, and to be patient and trust in their decisions. A positive attitude and outlook is everything! Though her diagnosis caused a lot of stress and anxiety, the Pink Runway is something positive and fun. She looks great, and is proud to be a positive role model for her daughters!