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Family House Diaries: Finding a Fit
A guest uses his love of jigsaw puzzles to steady his own mind and heart, and creates a sense of family when guests join him to fit the pieces together.
Located in News / 2016 / April
A beloved doctor inspires a continuum of compassion
The latest installment in the Family House Diaries video series features Dr. Tom Shea, the Director and Founder of UNC's Bone Marrow Transplant Program, and Joe and Veatrice Harris of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Paula and TJ Brown: When Cooking Dinner is About More than the Food
A long-time nurse at UNC Hospitals and her teen-age son volunteer to cook dinner for patients and their guests at SECU Family House after being inspired by a 10-year-old boy’s commitment and action to do the same.
Located in News / 2014 / February
Jeff Mazza: A New Kidney, A New Life
A former Chapel Hill dentist now retired in Carteret County gets a second chance at life thanks to the donation of a kidney from his adult son.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II
A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.
Located in News / 2014 / July
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
Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons
A Chatham County native who coached thousands of Chapel Hill youngsters is honored by former players who, as adults, routinely cook dinner at the hospital hospitality house where he is the beloved night manager.
Located in News / 2014 / December
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
Nelson Corbin: Leaning Forward in the Foxhole of Life
A career U.S. Army Special Forces officer from Robeson County takes on cancer with the same toughness he uses on the battlefield. At UNC Hospitals he finds his dream team -- including his son, who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan -- to help in the fight.
Located in News / 2013 / February
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