Feb.26.2018 Back to News Feed

Omaha Fashion Week Style Show Empowers Survivors

Juile Pabian walked into the hospital, shoulders slumping, bald head hanging.

For the past seven years, she had tried to beat back the darkness that is cancer with joy, mettle and a devil-may-care attitude.

Mastectomy at 35? Take my boobs, she said; that way, cancer won't be a worry down the line.

And yet, as she opened the door to Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center that day in 2016, she saw resignation in her body language. Cancer had returned - despite the earlier mastectomy - at age 43.

Omaha World-Herald reporter Chris Peters: A Clinic in Confidence