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Nancy Raasch

April 20, 2015

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Raasch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Then, in 2009, came multiple myeloma. Despite these malignancies, she refuses to let cancer define her.

Danny Talbott

April 6, 2015

Carolina legend Danny Talbott performed at the highest level on both the football field and baseball diamond during his years as a Tar Heel. Since 2010, he’s been back in Chapel Hill, battling the toughest opponent he’s faced: multiple myeloma. He can’t imagine going anywhere else to do it.

Tonya Caldwell & Crystal LaSonde

April 6, 2015

Tonya Caldwell and Crystal LaSonde were both diagnosed at a young age with cervical cancer, a disease that is known to leave women unable to bear children later in life. Thanks to a groundbreaking surgical procedure performed here at UNC Lineberger, both women are now mothers of happy, healthy baby boys.

Ashley Burnette

March 20, 2015

Ashley Burnette is an 11-year-old cancer survivor and Patient Ambassador at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. On August 27th of 2010, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma and later was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. All along the way, she never stopped smiling.

Sylvia Hatchell

March 20, 2015

“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer,” says UNC Women’s Basketball Coach and leukemia survivor Sylvia Hatchell. “But you have the choice in how you deal with it.”

Lynn Latchford

March 20, 2015

In early 2013, while pursuing a doctoral degree in theological anthropology at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, Lynn Latchford began to experience some puzzling symptoms. Routine academic tasks suddenly became difficult. Mental fogginess was accompanied by fatigue, weight gain and changes in her sense of smell, taste and hearing. Doctors attributed her symptoms to a chronic thyroid disorder and stress.

Sherdinia Thompson-Dunn

March 20, 2015

Leading an active life can help women treated for breast cancer live longer and healthier lives. Just ask Sherdinia Thompson-Dunn of Carrboro, NC. Thompson-Dunn, a 1967 graduate of UNC, found some pleasant surprises when she began a self-directed walking program in October 2013 following treatment for breast cancer.

Tomma Hargraves

March 20, 2015

Eight years after her diagnosis, lung cancer survivor Tomma Hargraves is training to become a lay navigator with UNC Lineberger, giving back to the hospital that she credits with saving her life.

Lowry Caudill

March 11, 2015

Lowry Caudill, PhD is the chair of the UNC Board of Trustees. He is also a prostate cancer survivor. On January 24, 2015, Caudill told his story before 300 UNC Lineberger supporters at the 28th Annual Lineberger Club Lunch and Basketball Game.

Amber Vance

March 10, 2015

Amber Vance, a young-adult cancer survivor living in Raleigh, is making a difference.