Hear the inspiring stories from our community members as they overcome health issues, improve their health, and learn about new advances in medical care here in Western North Carolina.

The Power of Pet Therapy

“It’s so wonderful to watch people light up with happiness.” While each cancer patient’s journey is unique to that person, many deal with the same


The Importance of Spiritual Care

“Words of encouragement lift the spirits of patients and promote recovery and healing.” Tom Vallie has been a familiar face throughout the halls of Pardee

Donnas Journey

Donna’s Breast Cancer Journey

My breast cancer journey began on a beautiful summer solstice in 2018. That’s the day I was diagnosed, and one breath later, the day I

Carl’s Cancer Journey

When Carl McMurray, 50, learned he would need 12 rounds of chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer, he determined to make the best of his circumstances.

Stacey’s Weight Loss Journey

Stacey’s Weight Loss Journey Like many others, I have done pretty much every diet out there. I have lost the same 50 pounds time and