Stories

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

Male legs/feet on weight scale on floo

October 15, 2021

Survivor: Boys and Men Have Eating Disorders, Too

Males are often more hesitant to ask for help due to cultural pressures and stereotypes.

Men's Health, Mental Health

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Lung transplant recipient and UNC patient Scott Johnson

August 3, 2021

Lung Transplant Recipient Goes ‘Double or Nothing’ in Ocean Paddleb...

Nearly 20 years after transplant, Scott Johnson is still pursuing intense athletic challenges.

Lung Health, Transplants

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Stroke survivor and UNC REX patient Jason Heiser looks forward to new challenges once races resume.

December 24, 2020

His Biggest Obstacle Yet: A Stroke

Thanks to his co-workers’ quick thinking, an active 34-year-old recovers fully from a stroke.

Stroke

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A photograph of patient Doug Jones with his wife, Letha Jones.

February 14, 2020

Quick-Thinking Passersby Save a Life After Heart Attack

NC State alumni, Raleigh police, Wake EMS and the UNC REX Emergency Department worked together to save a man's life.

Heart Attacks

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UNC patient Victor Texiera rides his bike on a rural road

December 25, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis Won’t Keep Him Off the Road

Victor Texeira rides his bike 30 miles per day, five days a week. This is quite an athletic feat for anyone, but it is especially impressive given that he has multiple sclerosis (MS).

Neurology

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graphic of military uniforms lined up

May 29, 2019

The Military’s Silent Threat: Arthritis and Its Debilitating Damage

Researchers are working with the VA to find ways to prevent and treat this leading cause of disability among veterans.

Arthritis

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