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UNC Children’s patient featured on WITN News in Greenville, N.C.
Lennox Pierce, a Havelock toddler born with two rare genetic disorders, was given a one-percent chance to live. After he was born, he and his family immediately came to N.C. Children's Hospital, where he spent the first three months of his life. Today Lennox is defying the odds.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Feb. 5
Lennox Pierce reunites with his father
Clinton Pierce, a Cherry Point Marine, returned home from a six-month deployment and saw his son Lennox, a patient at UNC Children's, walk for the first time with the use of prosthetics.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / Feb. 12
UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women
A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
A Special Bond
Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces reunited with their providers and other NICU families at Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.
Located in News / 2014 / September
Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression
A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is the foundation for a promising new blood test to detect the progression of macular degeneration to its more serious form, which can lead to blindness.
Located in News / 2013 / January
Don and Cindy Sills: Fighting Disease, Raising Awareness
A Craven County woman is diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer on her 35th wedding anniversary. Together, she and her husband are raising awareness about cancer while she fights the disease.
Located in News / 2013 / March
Cindy Korff: A Caregiver Gives Thanks
The mother of a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune says thanks to the medical professionals at UNC Hospitals who saved her son’s life and the new-found friends-for-life who buoyed her at SECU Family House while helping her son heal.
Located in News / 2012 / November
Family House Diaries: It’s All About the Journey
Sherri Jutz of New Bern, N.C., is living with myasthenia gravis, a condition that robs her of the energy she needs to do even the simplest tasks and to enjoy leisure pastimes. But she isn't angry about this, Jutz says, and is grateful for what she has. This is her story.
Located in News / 2010 / June