Patient-Family Stories—Meet the Real "Stars" of the Show

You're about to meet some amazing kids with some incredible stories! As you watch these video vignettes, please remember each of these children is but one of more than 70,000 kids touched by the medical experts at N.C. Children's Hospital each year.

Thank you for supporting us so that we can be here to support them!

Special thanks also to these patients and their families for their willingness to offer a glimpse into their personal struggles and triumphs.

Their stories both enrich our lives and remind us why we're here.


A Breath of Life: Chandler's Story

Chandler Bordeaux had an emergency tracheostomy as an infant, and over three years, received highly specialized care from the medical and surgical experts at the N.C. Children's Airway Center, part of N.C. Children's Hospital. Chandler's parents, Landon and Shelly, share the family's story of hope and healing.

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A Miracle in the Making: Trilon's Story

Trilon Estes has severe esophageal atresia. He was transferred from WakeMed Raleigh to N.C. Children's Hospital's Newborn Critical Care Center shortly after he was born. He will have months of highly specialized surgical and neonatal care to make him well enough to go home with his parents, Marlon and Tricia.

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Teen Looks to the Sky for the Strength to Fight Rare Cancer

Three in a million. That's the chances of being diagnosed with a cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. But one trip to the hospital's helipad always helps teenage N.C. Children's Hospital patient, Graham Henry, gain some strength to fight the rare disease.

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