Category: Patient Stories

UNC patient Avery Dixon

June 29, 2018

Growing Up with a Rare Disease

Avery Dixon is like any 10-year-old—except she’s living with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and its complications.

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UNC patient Beth Welch during a sky dive

June 14, 2018

Spinal Surgery Won’t Keep Her Grounded

70-year-old Beth Welch hurt her back in 2015 in a skydiving accident; now, she’s back to her favorite hobby.

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Bradelyn, a UNC Transplant patient

May 16, 2018

Boy with Kidney Failure Thrives After Landmark Transplant

When he was 3, Bradelyn Douglas was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder. Today, he’s an active and healthy 8-year-old.

Patient Stories, Transplants

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August 12, 2017

Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again

As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.

Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genome, News, Patient Stories, Research

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April 4, 2016

Sophie and the Little Red Wagon

Sophie, a seven-year-old German Shepherd, has a kind heart and gentle spirit. Bone deformity cost Sophie her right front leg. In spite of her physical condition, Sophie is living her life to the fullest. When she’s not busy running and playing with other dogs, she’s motivating patients at UNC REX Ho

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