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Patient Stories

"We are right here with you" is our brand promise.  These stories reflect our committment to delivering on that promise. 

  • Melvin Burnett

    Weight Loss Surgery: Melvin Burnett's Journey

    “I didn’t want to die, to make my son an orphan and my wife a widow,” Melvin Burnett says. “I became determined not to allow disease to cripple me like it had crippled my father. I felt God telling me to make a change.” With help from the Cone Health Bariatric Weight Loss Program
    January 7, 2021
  • Amanda Wallendorf

    When Migraines Won’t Go Away, Ask Why

    It took a stroke before a sheriff’s deputy was able to make the heart-head connection.
    October 14, 2020
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Weight Loss Surgery: Ron Payne's Journey

    Ron well understands why everyone he talked to before having bariatric surgery said they wished they’d had surgery sooner. “I knew I’d done everything I could do to lose weight, and my kids are in the best years of their lives,” he says. “Why would I want to put this off any longer?”
    September 28, 2020
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Jennifer Parker's Journey

    Weight Loss Surgery: Jennifer Parker's Journey

    “Today, after losing more than 100 lbs. in just over a year, I have a confidence and feeling of self-worth that’s completely different than what I’ve had for most of my life,” says Jennifer Parker, 41, of Kings Mountain. “I see such a positive shift in myself that it makes me sad for the old me.”
    September 9, 2020
  • No Weight Too Heavy: A Cancer Patient Lifts Up Others in Need

    No Weight Too Heavy: A Cancer Patient Lifts Up Others in Need

    A fit, active and nutrition-minded single mom in her early 40s, Jennifer Kroll was shocked by her stage 4 metastatic melanoma diagnosis. Remarkably, Jennifer has resolved to live life to the fullest, return to weightlifting and help others. Starting this month, she is lifting weights to raise money for Cone Health cancer patients in need.?
    August 5, 2020
  • James Lucas Wearing Mask

    You’ve Got a Darn Good Crew at Green Valley

    Why James Lucas wears a mask and thinks you should too.
    July 3, 2020
  • “The comfort and care they offered kept me going.” Health Care Heroes Help Mom of Newborn Stay Connected

    LaQuenta McGhee-Rawls experienced three hospitalizations in the last two months – only one of which was for her baby girl’s actual arrival. The other two stays were related to complications. Although coronavirus added challenges to her experience, LaQuenta says "the comfort and care [her care team] offered kept me going.” Read the rest of the McGhee-Rawls' family story here.
    May 10, 2020
  • Julie Koontz

    “You just need each other.” Mom and Dad of Early Newborn Bond as a “Family of Three” During COVID-19 Safety Precautions

    Julie Koontz knew Mother’s Day 2020 would be different for her. Her first child was expected to arrive on May 10, in fact. But little Tate arrived April 21 – three weeks early and amid COVID-19 hospital visitor restrictions. Read the rest of the Koontzes' family story here.
    May 10, 2020

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