Craven County

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.

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UNC Children’s patient featured on WITN News in Greenville, N.C.

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.

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A Special Bond

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.

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Don and Cindy Sills:  Fighting Disease, Raising Awareness

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.

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Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression

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.

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Cindy Korff:  A Caregiver Gives Thanks

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.

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Family House Diaries: It’s All About the Journey

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.

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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.

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