Stories of Remarkable Care

Brittney Weems

Headshot of Brittney Weems smiling

When Brittney Weems moved from Alabama to Winston-Salem at the age of 23, she was completely on her own, unsure of just about everything and excited to be changing the direction of her life. “I was leaving behind a very difficult past and ready to build a positive future for myself,” she said. “I’d never heard the phrase ‘upward mobility’ before, but I was praying for exactly that!”

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She’ll Be Supporting Moms at New Kernersville Maternity Program

Night after night, 12-year-old Jessica Thornton watched the nurses in action. She spent a lot of time at her friend’s side as he recovered from surgery after surgery to address genetic complications.

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She’s a volunteer. A cancer patient. And a friend.

A cancer survivor currently in treatment, Schaefer is one of 1,200 volunteers across the Novant Health system who do their best to make each patient’s morning, noon and night as beautiful as it can be.

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Health Care Internship Program Helps Students Get a Leg Up

Bridges to Health Care offer powerful opportunities.

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She started in housekeeping. Now she’s almost a nurse.

Mobility program, a dictionary and endless grit got her on path to being an RN.

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Cancer Patient Becomes First Person Ever to Receive New Drug

Clinical trials and a team of cancer experts that’s close to home.

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Meeting Spiritual Needs

Chaplain Charles “Chan” Shaver has a heart for palliative patient care.

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Journey to a ‘Crazy Perfect Life.’

She was 42 years old at the time of her diagnosis — a successful financial adviser and a married mother of two girls, ages 11 and 14. She had the life she thought she wanted. Then, she found a lump and was thrust into a battle with stage 2 breast cancer.

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‘A mammogram is the gift of life’

Karen Morning Roseboro, chief officer for choice and magnet schools for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, is celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, and her journey began with her first-ever mammogram at the age of 40.

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Called to serve

Amy Maher has found passion in the potential to help more donors make an impact in her new role.

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The power of legacy – plan today to make a future impact

Sharon Harrington discusses her role at Novant Health Foundation and the profound impact of planned giving.

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