Two dogs, two cats, three horses, two pot-bellied pigs, two prairie dogs and one registered nurse from pediatric surgical services at UNC Health Care: That’s what you’ll find if you visit Christie Grafford’s ten acres of land north of Roxboro in Hurdle Mills.
A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.
In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.
Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.
A 10-year-old Chapel Hill boy uses his passion for helping others to nourish the bodies and souls of patients and families who stay at SECU Family House.
Dr. Terrence Holt, a UNC physician, is also a critically acclaimed author of fiction.
An 82-year-old resident of Aurora, N.C., is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a nasal cavity cancer in the post of tissue between his nostrils. A multidisciplinary treatment decision, the support of his family and a stay at SECU Family House see him through.
Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
As a clinical nurse IV in the outpatient clinics of N.C. Cancer Hospital, Collier plays many roles from nurse manager to caring for patients. He's used to playing different roles though as he's been into drama and theater about as long as he's been in nursing.
A group of Triangle-based women who have been friends for nearly 30 years share their culinary talents with guests at SECU Family House. For all, it’s about more than the food.
Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina -- and both share a love of climbing and so started climbing together.
JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.
Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.
Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.
Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.
Kathy DeClue of Randolph County was featured in Family House Diaries in August 2012. She celebrated the success of a second stem cell transplant for leukemia by renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 41 years before 80 friends and family.
Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.
WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure.
Karan Batts, a nurse in the PACU at UNC's Ambulatory Care Center, is also a ballroom dancer.
Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.