Read stories about families who have battled through illnesses and more — because their stories are your stories, too.

Family photo of Krishnan family

February 27, 2023

6 Tips for Facing Your Child’s Rare Disease Diagnosis

Finding the right care team and community is key.

Genetics, Patient Stories

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UNC Health lung cancer patient Emily in her front yard, holding two pink heart-shaped balloons

December 15, 2022

She Was 39, Never Smoked and Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Anyone who has lungs can get this devastating disease.

Lung Cancer, Patient Stories

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UNC Health stroke patient Kathy with her husband and daughter at her daughter's graduation

October 28, 2022

Young Stroke Survivor Now Helping Others as a Hospital Volunteer

Fast treatment is key to improve chances of survival and minimize long-term effects.

Patient Stories, Stroke

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Image of man clutching knee, with an illustration overlayed on the leg to highlight knee pain in glowing red

October 21, 2022

Innovative Smart Knee Uses Data to Tailor Rehab After Knee Surgery

Smart implants help doctors monitor progress and recovery more closely.

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

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UNC patient Alex Werden being held up by a group of friends

September 23, 2022

Chapel Hill Native Fought Cancer While Excelling in the Military

Alex Werden defied expectations after his diagnosis with a rare pediatric cancer.

Patient Stories, Pediatric Cancer, UNC Children's

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UNC Patient Gabrielle smiling, 4 months post-surgeries

September 16, 2022

Innovative Procedures Allow Bell’s Palsy Patient to Smile Again

There are many new treatment options for people with facial paralysis.

Patient Stories, Plastic Surgery

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Newborn Baby Mays sleeps, a smile on her face

September 1, 2022

Treating a Baby’s Heart Condition in the Womb

Doctors resolved baby’s rapid heartbeat while she was still developing inside her mom.

Babies, Maternal Health, Patient Stories, UNC Children's

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Photo of Batten Joyner playing baseball.

July 29, 2022

10-Year-Old Boy with Juvenile Arthritis Is Living His Baseball Dreams

Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the joints.

Arthritis, Children's Health, Chronic Illness, Health, Rheumatology

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Photo of a baby with their umbilical cord clamped

July 20, 2022

Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Saved 1-Year-Old Boy’s Life

Donating your baby’s umbilical cord blood is free and simple.

Cancer, Children's Health, Health, Pregnancy and Maternal Health, UNC Children's

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The Roth family

May 19, 2022

Preeclampsia Makes You More Likely to Have Heart Disease and Diabet...

If you’ve had preeclampsia, it’s imperative you closely monitor your cardiovascular health.

Cardiology, Health, Maternal Health

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Two women standing on a mountain

April 20, 2022

Kidney Transplants Saved Her Life — Twice

A patient shares her story about the gift of organ donation.

Hepatology, Organ Donation, Transplants

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UNC Health patient Angie with her husband James

April 1, 2022

After Years of Mysterious Symptoms, a Life-Changing Diagnosis

Pituitary tumors are rare, and symptoms can mimic other conditions.

Neurosurgery, Patient Stories

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