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How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good
Jordan Sanderson, a 25-year-old Carteret County native and current Nash County resident, shares how her father’s diagnosis and treatment challenged her and aged her in a good way.
Located in News / 2014 / October
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: Johnny and Phyllis Deal
An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.
Located in News / 2011 / March
Family House Diaries: Lessons in Caring and Compassion
A 54-year-old mother from Lumberton, N.C. nearly loses her adult daughter in a horrific accident and as a caregiver offers help and healing to her daughter and to complete strangers.
Located in News / 2011 / August
Family House Diaries - Wesley Telsrow: Radiating a Gratitude for Life and Living It
A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life, complete with gratitude. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways
Serious illness most often brings devastating hardship, but it also has the potential to bring blessings with positive impact. Two couples from eastern North Carolina are living proof of how serious illness binds strangers in life-enriching ways.
Located in News / 2011 / January
Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude
A smile, even a crooked one, speaks volumes about a Robeson County native’s gratitude for her family, her medical team and the fellow patients she met along the way.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day
A Chatham County native who has weathered more than his share of life’s disappointments is a constant role model of compassion and encouragement for many, but none more so than the guests and fellow staff members at SECU Family House where he is resident manager.
Located in News / 2013 / January
Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember
A double-lung transplant gives a Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and meet the lung donor’s family to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Rosanne Griffith: In Search of the New Normal
A Gastonia woman seeks a new normal as she undergoes treatment for an uncommon and chronic neuromuscular disorder that left the accomplished crafter without interest in or passion for her life-long hobbies.
Located in News / 2012 / June