Meet UNC Children's "Future Champions"

Learn more about the real-life heroes featured in UNC Children's Champions of Future Champions campaign and share your own champion's story.

“Champions of Future Champions” is a message of hope for children with serious illness and a symbol of the expertise and dedication that caregivers offer each and every child who turn to UNC Children's for help. A new website highlights that expertise and dedication with a series of patient stories illustrating why these real-life heroes are future champions.

Lilli was airlifted to UNC's Level I pediatric trauma center, where specialists brought her back from the brink of death after a catastrophic car accident.

Samiya received a heart transplant mere days after her first birthday, beating the clock that was ticking on her young life.

David got back his breath and his voice after surgeons repaired his congenitally obstructed airway.

Ryan doesn’t let cystic fibrosis sideline him. The former high school track star runs a 5:28 mile despite his chronic and progressive lung disease.

Read more or submit your own Champion's story >>


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