Haley Waxman

Carolina Love: Maddox Carter Inspires Hope! – presented by Ronald McDonald House

The day Maddox Carter was born started out like any normal day. On August, 27 2010, Monique, Maddox’s mom, worked half a day and met her husband, Sean, at the hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina for a planned c-section. But the day ended unlike any other, when Maddox was transferred to UNC Children’s for emergency heart surgery. “It was very overwhelming, the fear of the unknown,” Sean said. “We dealt with our daughter in the NICU when she was born at six-weeks premature, so we had so many thoughts in our head of what was wrong with him, would...

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Carolina Love: Reece, the One Lung Wonder – presented by Ronald McDonald House Chapel Hill

Every day, Doug Thompson wakes up long before the sun rises and drives 105 miles to work near Fayetteville, NC.  Meanwhile, Doug’s family sleeps comfortably in their two-bedroom apartment at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. They’re here because UNC Children’s Hospital is less than two miles away from the House. For Reece, fondly known as the “one lung wonder,” that closeness is vital. While being close to world-class healthcare is important, being close to his family is just as crucial. Fifteen year-old Reece Thompson began treatment for cystic fibrosis, a progressive genetic disorder that affects around 30,000...

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