Stories

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

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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A photograph of Sam Hollamon outside of the entrance to the UNC Children's Cochlear Implant Center.

July 24, 2019

A Mother’s Quest to Help Her Son Hear 

Clinical Trials, Ear, Nose, and Throat Health, Health, Hearing, Patient Stories, UNC Children's

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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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UNC patient Kirra Lee

March 20, 2019

Treatment Brings Hope to Children Facing Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a...

Neurologists can treat spinal muscular atrophy with a new and powerful drug.

Children's Health, Genetics, Neurology

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UNC Neurology patient Russ Flowers and his wife Mary Jo

December 17, 2018

One Couple’s Journey with Primary Progressive Aphasia

This neurocognitive disorder that interferes with language abilities has changed the lives of Russell Flowers and his wife, Mary Jo.

Neurocognitive Disorders

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x-ray of curved spine

November 19, 2018

One Man’s Experience with Scoliosis, and a Surgical Solution

Correction surgery helped repair an 80-degree spinal curve.

Back Pain, Surgery

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UNC patient Cameron and his parents

October 17, 2018

AED Saves Teenager’s Life After Cardiac Arrest

An unexpected collapse highlights the importance of automated external defibrillators in public places.

Heart and Vascular Health, Heart Failure

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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.

Patient Stories

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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.

Patient Stories

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Members of the Cancer Widowers Support Group

May 21, 2018

Surviving the Unthinkable Together

Single Fathers Due to Cancer support group provides friendship and resources at life’s toughest time.

Cancer, Caregivers, Families, Patient Stories

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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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April 10, 2018

Teenage Heart Patient Aspires to Help Others

High school senior Sam Deacon is thriving after overcoming a rare and life-threatening heart condition.

Cardiology, Children's Health, Heart Failure, Patient Stories, Pediatric Medicine

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