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A prolific blogger, Julie Staley writes regularly about experiencing motherhood in her forties on her website, “Mommy Moments.” Early on, Julie Staley knew she would experience difficulty in conceiving someday. When Julie Staley was 25 years old, doctors removed one of her ovaries after finding a cyst during surgery. Later, when Julie Staley awoke, she learned that she had endometriosis, which led her to believe that she may never have children. At age 35, Julie Staley married and quickly began fertility treatments to realize her dream of starting a family. Four years and six in-vitro fertilization treatments later, Julie Staley accepted that children were not in her future. After a seventh IVF treatment involving three embryos and two long weeks of waiting, Julie Staley discovered she had conceived. With this miraculous new life strengthening her faith, Julie Staley looked to God during a difficult pregnancy. After giving birth to her first son, Julie Staley subsequently conceived on her own, then had a miscarriage. A few months later, she became pregnant a second time on her own, giving birth to her second son. At present, Julie Staley continues working part-time in television and commercials so she can focus on raising her sons. Prior to becoming a mother, Julie Staley operated as a broadcast journalist, building nearly two decades of experience. In 1988, Julie Staley graduated with high honors from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television. During her academic career, Julie Staley maintained an active schedule, serving as Pan-Hellenic Council President and an Alpha Epsilon Phi member while earning grades that placed her on the Dean’s list. In addition to involving herself in extracurricular activities, Julie Staley served as a News Anchor and Reporter for her school’s television station, as an Anchor and Reporter for radio station WCIL-FM, and as a Production Assistant for CNN. After gaining additional experience as a Talk Show Host, Producer, and Anchor, Julie Staley pursued her Master’s degree in Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Graduating summa cum laude in 1997, Julie Staley won the University Thesis Symposium Award. Most recently, Julie Staley operated as News Anchor for FOX Illinois’ 9 p.m. newscast. Currently the Director of Henry Mueller Staley Charitable Foundation, Julie Staley demonstrates a commitment to philanthropic work. In her leisure time, Julie Staley participates in a variety of hobbies, including golf, yoga, and travel. Julie Heil is the daughter of Bob Heil, the owner of Heil Sound and an inductee in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum features a display focusing on Bob Heil's work as the inventor of the Talk Box and arena sound systems.