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Read stories about families who have battled through illnesses, doctors who have gone above the call of duty, and more — because their stories are your stories, too.

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.

Transplants, UNC Stories

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Two couples on a boat at sunset

April 25, 2018

A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

When you’re caring for someone who is seriously sick or injured, it’s important to care for yourself, too.

Cancer, Families

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Army Medic Rick Cowan

January 16, 2018

An Obsession to Serve

After 10 years as a US Army medic, Rick Cowan turned to the UNC School of Medicine, where he will graduate this year as a physician assistant.

Community, UNC Stories

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sticker from the Be Loud? Sophie Foundation

January 16, 2018

The Gift of Sophie

Sophie Steiner, 15, lying in bed on the fifth floor of UNC Children’s Hospital, asked her parents for one last thing. None of them had any idea this one last thing would transform cancer support services for teens and young adults at the UNC Medical Center. But her request has done just that. Sophie had…

Cancer, Children, UNC Stories

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