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Kitchen Flooring Renovation

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Dear Family House Guest(s):               On Monday morning, September 27, 2021, SECU Family House staff will be packing up the main kitchen in preparation for a project to replace the flooring the kitchen, dining room, and pa… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Terry & Wanda Morrison

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Married for 52 years, Terry and Wanda Morrison are a retired couple from Wilmington, North Carolina.  Two years ago, Terry was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), a type of cancer that starts in blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. They had … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Musicians

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       Music soothes souls. Since 2009, Family House has staged hundreds of performances for guests in genres that include gospel, bluegrass, classical, and West African folk music. UNC glee clubs are crowd-pleasers, as are magicians. An Andy Griffith impersonator even c… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Doreen Berryman

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Three years ago, Doreen Berryman was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a non-cancerous tumor that affects hearing and balance. Following surgery to remove the tumor at UNC Hospitals, she had a grand mal seizure that left her partially paralyzed on her right side. What makes this psychiatri… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Michael and Sylvia Latil

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Family House guests Michael and Sylvia Latil live in Aberdeen, North Carolina – a town in Moore County that's known for its longleaf pines, renowned golf courses, railroads, artists, and historians.  This past March, Michael was diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive t… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Brian & Lorien Borowski

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As it has been oftentimes shared, no two days are ever alike here at SECU Family House. While the day’s routines are ever-evolving and the rooms quickly fill up, what remains a welcomed constant is the ebb and flow of guests who grace our hospitality house each day.  We are so gra… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Lynne Jacobs

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There is satisfaction in doing simple tasks which add up to the larger mission we have at SECU Family House.  This mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and seri… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Jackie Turner

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It is the mission of SECU Family House to provide a “safe, affordable home for patients and their loved ones who travel great distances to UNC Hospitals for life-saving procedures and serious illness.” Family House guest Jackie Turner is no different. Once a month for the past s… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy Ross

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  Persistence Pays Off It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week at Family House! There is no way we can adequately express in words how thankful we are to the many volunteers who helped us through a challenging year in house history. Our volunteers give of themselves freely and make a v… Read More