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  • Guest Spotlight - David and Steve Redden

    We meet so many guests at SECU Family House who we know from the moment we meet them that they will be life-long friends of ours. Such is the case with recent guests, David Redden and his brother, Steve. Hailing fro…

  • Guest Spotlight - Teresa Moore

    Entrepreneur and business owner, Teresa Moore, was a recent guest at our hospitality house for several weeks while she received radiation treatments for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive form of breast cance…

  • Guest Spotlight - Jackie and Daphne Wallace

      Jackie and Daphne Wallace are both going through the unimaginable, yet you would never know it when you run into Daphne in the main kitchen most early mornings as she prepares for the day’s appointments.&nb…

  • Guest Spotlight - Patricia Williams

    You never know who you’ll meet here at our hospitality house.  As guests come and go, attending appointments, tasting homemade baked goodies from Donna each Tuesday, waiting for the hospital shuttle to arrive,…

  • Guest Spotlight - Jim Hanerfeld & Yvonne Crawford

    …  Guest Spotlight:  Jim Hanerfeld & Yvonne Crawford In 2014, Jim was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.  Referred to UNC Hospitals…

  • Guest Spotlight - Maurey Verzier

    FAMILY HOUSE GUEST — MAUREY VERZIER A year and a half ago, Maurey was diagnosed with leukemia after experiencing extreme fatigue, an aversion to certain foods and severe migraines. Treated at ECU Health in Greenvill…

  • Guest Spotlight: The Ghosthorse Family

    Recently, we had the privilege of experiencing the special bond between parent and child when Paul, Inez, and Zelemkhan Ghosthorse spent ten days in our hospitality house. Paul, a descendant of Genghis Khan, was reared by…

  • Guest Spotlight - Yen Nguyen

    Guest Spotlight – Yen Nguyen It has often been said that our volunteers are the heart and soul of SECU Family House.  Recently, we’ve come to the conclusion that many of the caretak…

  • Guest Spotlight - Vincent Huntley

    VINCENT HUNTLEY Guests who walk through our doors leave a lasting impression on all of us. Often they share their stories with us: why they’re staying with us, where they’re from, the treatments they&rsquo…

  • Guest Spotlight — Carole Norman and Liz Lane

    Carole Norman and Liz Lane Carole Norman and Liz Lane have been together for 36 years and have been married since 2014. Hailing from New Bern, North Carolina, this affable couple recently sat down with us in the hearth …

  • Guest Spotlight - Bear Edmisten and Tina Riley

    Bear Edmisten and Tina Riley “I want everyone to know what a blessing this place (SECU Family House) is.” This is one of the first things Bear Edmisten shared with us during a recent chat with him and his…

  • Guest Spotlight - Pat and Rob Moll

    Many of our guests come from several states outside of North Carolina and beyond.  This is because UNC Hospitals is a world-class medical facility with equally world-class and world-renowned researchers. Meet Rob a…

  • Guest Spotlight - Debbie Kraszeski

    As we welcome a new year and get ready to celebrate our 15th year of serving guests from North Carolina and beyond this spring, we’d like to share one recent guest’s experience at SECU Family House. Not too l…

  • Guest Spotlight — Derrin Mallory

    Just over six years ago, Derrin Mallory was feeling particularly tired after a high school football practice in his hometown of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Thinking it was a bad case of the flu, he went to his pediat…

  • Guest Spotlight - Kizzy Short

    Within minutes of speaking with Family House guest, Kizzy Short, you quickly surmise that she is first and foremost a mom, based on way she speaks about her two adult daughters.  Her older daughter is in the militar…

  • Guest Spotlight - Teresa Billings In Her Words

    Family House Guest - Teresa Billings Teresa and her husband, Gary, who was being treated at UNC Hospitals, were guests at our hospitality house last fall. Hailing from Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, they sent us this lette…

  • Guest Spotlight: Tylee Craft

    Tylee Craft on the porch of the Family House Pine Wing May 2022 Tylee became a guest at SECU Family House in March of 2022. Hailing from Sumter, South Carolina, this rising senior at UNC - Chapel Hill was until recently…

  • Guest Spotlight: Laura Clontz

    Family House guest Laura Clontz knows a lot about caring for a loved one. In 2009, her husband died after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. Now, 13 years later, she finds herself in similar circumstances as she car…

  • Guest Spotlight: Gary Williams

    Every weekday around 6:30 a.m., Gary Williams takes the elevator in the main building of Family House down to the first floor with his fiancé of two years, Darlene Anderson, and they head towards the kitchen for t…

  • Guest Spotlight: Brenda Canady

      On a recent winter morning, we found Family House guest Brenda Canady cooking up a storm – something that became a familiar sight during her recent stay.  Hailing from Macclesfield, North Carolina, a ver…

  • Guest Spotlight: Heather Ledbetter, In Her Words

    “I have stayed at SECU Family House multiple times since 2011 because I have had a liver transplant and two kidney transplants at UNC.  My family has also stayed at Family House when I have been hospitalized.&…

  • Guest Spotlight: Terry & Wanda Morrison

    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 b…

  • Guest Spotlight: Doreen Berryman

    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 …

  • Guest Spotlight: Michael and Sylvia Latil

    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 M…

  • Guest Spotlight: Brian & Lorien Borowski

    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 o…