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Your Excuse or Your Story
Thirteen months ago, incoming Carolina freshman Colin Thompson was on his way home to Houston from summer camp when he was involved in a life-threatening accident and air-lifted to an Austin hospital. Today, he's an outpatient at the UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, and he's preparing to begin his college career.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Paying it Forward
Ten-year-old Ellie Stewart was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma in February. Her only plans for the summer were to finish her chemotherapy treatment at N.C. Children’s Hospital. Then she received a surprise gift: tickets to attend Taylor Swift’s June 9 concert in Raleigh. Now Ellie has some memories to help carry her through.
Located in News / 2015 / July
N.C. shark bite victim discharged from UNC Hospitals
The parents of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow issue a statement as their daughter is transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program to continue her recovery.
Located in News / 2015 / July
‘Code Sepsis’ implemented at Children’s Hospital
Due to the prevalence, seriousness, and treatability of sepsis, teams from the N.C. Children’s Hospital, UNC Hospitals Emergency Department, and UNC Hospitals adult ICUs have been working together for several months on sepsis detection systems and response protocols aimed at promptly recognizing and treating sepsis and reducing mortality.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / June 4
A Complete Team
Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves.
Located in News / 2015 / May
From Sepsis to Med School
When Hillary Spangler was 10 years old, she was rushed to North Carolina Children's Hospital with persistent flu-like symptoms. She was released one month later -- a survivor of sepsis with a long road to recovery ahead.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Clara’s Journey
When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained Clara, they’ve also developed greater appreciation for what they have.
Located in News / 2015 / May
Care Beyond the Clinic
UNC student volunteers and the families they serve recently gathered at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham to celebrate completion of the first year of Beyond Clinic Walls for Kids, an interdisciplinary student group that identifies – and seeks to meet – the medical and social needs of pediatric patients and their families outside the clinic setting.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / May 7
Distracted driving simulation event tallies texting's potential destruction
The Division of Pediatric Surgery's inaugural distracted driving open house proved to "drivers" that even a moment’s inattention can lead to disaster. The event was held Monday, April 6, 2015, in the Children’s Hospital lobby.
Located in Employee News Online / 2015 / April 9
N.C. Children's Promise Grant Applications are now being accepted
Promise Grant applications are now being accepted for programs that serve children at N.C. Children's Hospital. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 1 at 5 p.m. The Promise Grant program supports programs not already funded through clinical revenues, hospital budget and other sources of operating funding.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / April 9