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Her times of crisis with sickle cell disease could have been frightening for Caitlyn Buckman of Winterville. Yet the staff at Vidant Children’s Hospital comforted and reassured her and always were ready to treat the pain, fever or discomfort it caused, said her mother, Agnes Buckman.

Now that Caitlyn, 8, is better, thanks to a cord blood transplant, her mother is thankful for the staff’s expertise in treating this chronic disease.

“Vidant Children’s Hospital has been a backbone for everything,” Agnes Buckman said. “The physicians, the nurses, the child life staff all chipped in and helped, every time we were there.”

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Bless your heart
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