Family ties remain strong even through cancer diagnosis

July 12, 2019

Jack Goldstein, 14, and his family had to make sacrifices when Jack was diagnosed with leukemia. But when Jack put his schoolwork and baseball training on hold, his family and friends were there to support him, first emotionally, and then by helping raise funds for UNC Lineberger, where he was being treated for cancer.

A caring cancer community: mom, daughter support other pediatric patients

May 10, 2019

Lorelei Partin’s cancer journey has led her mom, Katie Ware, to discover a whole new community of friends and a hidden talent for fundraising along the way. Diagnosed two years ago, Lorelei cannot wait to ring the bell to mark the end of her leukemia treatments, but she’s going to miss the people at the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic, including her doctor, UNC Lineberger’s Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH.

Young men on a mission

June 30, 2015

Seven scouts travel cross country to raise dollars and awareness for adolescent and young adult cancer patients at UNC Lineberger through the Be Loud, Sophie! Foundation.

A good heart

June 28, 2015

High school dropout, Green Beret medic who served three tours in Iraq, Special Forces medic instructor at Fort Bragg, lymphoma fighter who is free of cancer today, and future physician and researcher — the remarkable path to medicine of rising third-year UNC medical student Eric Strand.

Cancer Survivor Becomes Ambassador for Hope

February 13, 2015

The latest installment in UNC Health Care’s Real Medicine video series features Ashley Burnette, 11-year-old cancer survivor and Patient Ambassador at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

A soft hat – and a tender heart

February 9, 2015

Most 12 year olds collect Pokemon or baseball cards. But, for 7th grader Gray Garber, it’s hats. And not just any hats. Hats that are fun, happy and perfectly soft on the inside – soft enough for the delicate heads of pediatric cancer patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

Emily’s gifts

January 14, 2015

Eight year old Emily McCann of Apex came to the N.C. Cancer Hospital at the end of December bearing gifts. She brought money to help meet the needs of pediatric cancer patients, but she also brought cheer, comfort and hope.