Calendar Kids 2011

The 2011 N.C. Children's Hospital calendar, "A Patient from Far Away," featured 13 extraordinary children, all patients of N.C. Children' Hospital. They hail from as far west as Bryson City in the mountains to as far east as Newport near the coast. To learn more about these incredible kids, simply click the name or photo of the child you would like to learn more about.

Nacarey, age 4, from Eagle Springs, NC

Mystery Solved: Physicians persevere to find diagnosis for Eagle Springs boy

Nacarey’s condition was so perplexing, it took several inpatient stays and many months for medical specialists at N.C. Children’s Hospital to determine a diagnosis.

Nick, age 14, from Rocky Mount, NC

Rocking On: Rocky Mount teen doesn't let Crohn's disease slow him down

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, Rocky Mount teen, Nick, hasn’t let a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease slow him down. Nick tells what it’s like to be a teenager with a chronic disease.

Melanie, infant, from Newport, NC

Second Home: Newport family makes N.C. Children's Hospital a home away from home

One Newport family made UNC their home away from home as infant daughter, Melanie, fought to breathe on her own. Even before she was born, her parents turned to UNC for help in saving their baby.

Christian, age 6, from Fayetteville, NC

Hospital Hero: Young boy becomes hospital superstar

Six-year-old Christian has become a Children's Hospital superstar, enduring seven surgeries in one year to correct a misaligned spine and facing more to come, but mom, Ashley, says he takes it all in stride.

Chase R., age 4, from Franklin, NC

Close Calls: Mountain family spends six months at son's bedside

Four-year-old Chase spent half a year at N.C. Children's Hospital, nearly 300 miles from home in Franklin, NC, battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and rare complications related to his treatment.

Avery, age 2, from Raeford, NC

Head Start: Raeford toddler's Children's Hospital journey begins in utero

UNC's maternal-fetal specialists cared for Avery while in the womb, and teams of the Children's Hospital's pediatric specialists began caring for her the very minute she was born.

Chase C., age 1, from Rocky Mount, NC

Medical Magic: "Pixie dust" helps toddler regrow fingers

His UNC care team used "pixie dust" to help Rocky Mount, N.C., 1-year-old, Chase, regrow his fingertips after losing them to severe burns Labor Day weekend 2010.

Lexie, age 4, from Hope Mills, NC

Hope Renewed: Hope Mills family finds answers at N.C. Children’s Hospital

After a misdiagnosis at their hometown hospital, the parents of Cumberland County preschooler, Lexie, turned to N.C. Children’s Hospital for help.

Taylor, newborn, from Greensboro, NC

Heartwarming: Nurses keep Greensboro mom connected to her baby from afar

While Taylor, was hospitalized for nearly two months after open heart surgery, mom, Tori, had to return home, but caregivers at N.C. Children's Hospital kept her part of her daughter's care across the miles.

Ryan, age 14, from Bryson City, NC

Jumping Hurdles: Track star doesn’t let CF prevent him from crossing the finish line

With the help of his care team at N.C. Children’s Hospital, this 15-year-old track star from Bryson City demonstrates a chronic lung disease can't keep a good athlete down.

Timothy, age 7, from Wilmington, NC

One of a Kind: 7-year-old continues to beat the odds

At age 7, Timothy is the only living person in the world (and the oldest ever!) with a specific gene mutation causing myriad medical problems.

Elexus, age 7, from Raleigh, NC

Twice the Care: Daughter and mother receive excellent care at UNC

The same day WakeMed Raleigh transferred 6-year-old Elexus to N.C. Children's Hospital for specialty care last October, her mother, Cherilyn, had chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Providence, age 4, from Newport, NC

Alive and Thriving: Preschooler thrives today thanks to UNC

Plagued with a host of medical problems as a baby and diagnosed with failure to thrive, Newport family credits caregivers at N.C. Children’s Hospital with saving daughter’s life.


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