A few minutes with Ken Johnson

July 30, 2018

North Carolina native Ken Johnson knows what hard work looks like. He grew up on a dairy farm milking more than 50 cows multiple times a day, joined the Army right out of high school and has been fighting multiple myeloma for the past 20 years. We recently sat down with Johnson to talk about how he made a connection with UNC Lineberger, his involvement with the Patient and Family Advisory Council and why he feels volunteering is something everyone should do.

Cancer survivor brings joy to pediatric oncology patients

December 22, 2017

For years, Eileen Sparks enjoyed making doll clothes for her granddaughter and family friends, and after her own battle with cancer, she found a new way to share her talent with some very deserving young patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

Zeny’s Garden offers patients peace of mind and body

August 28, 2017

The newly established community garden at SECU Family House honors the legacy of the late Zeny Datiles, who was a dietician at UNC Hospitals, and provides a healthy respite — and fresh vegetables — for patients and their families.