Family House Diaries: Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness
Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Serious illness can either splinter or solidify a couple’s relationship. Chuck and Brittany Pope of Grifton, N.C., have experienced both. In that order.
Chuck, now 26, was diagnosed in March 2009 with a rare blood-borne cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) B-cell type when the Pope’s son, Mason, was seven months old. Following a long course of maintenance therapy, Chuck was in remission until March 2011 when the disease relapsed in his central nervous system.
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