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Pressroom Podcast: Taking on breast cancer with Julie Deters

Julie Deters proudly shows off the henna art created by Mercedes Bennett on her head. (Photo by Sylvie Deters)1 / 2
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Shortly after being diagnosed in August, right before the school year, with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Cloquet High School art teacher Julie Deters turned to Facebook and put herself out there with her cancer journey.

“I’m a teacher. I’ve been a teacher for 26 years and it is in me to teach people so that’s why I guess I put it out there ultimately,” Deters said.

The most noticeable posts where the photos her daughter Sylvie took of the various hairstyles Deters tried out while her hair started to fall out due to chemotherapy treatments. And when the maroon mohawk made its final appearance, Sylvie shaved her mother’s head and covered the blank canvas with henna tattoos and makeup.

Hear Deters’ talk about her journey and the life lessons she has learned along the way - the most important being learning how to accept and receive help from people.

What we are into this week: Home cookin’, lunch with friends, and mindfulness and being present (reference Dr. Christopher Willard).

Tune in every week to hear Duluth News Tribune reporters Brady Slater, Christa Lawler and Tom Olsen talk about current Duluth and Northland happenings. You can email us at podcast@duluthnews.com, call our podcast line at 218-382-NEWS or follow us on Facebook. This podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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