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The Laniers

The nourishment room in the UNC pediatric oncology clinic provides food not only for the body, but also for the soul. Jamie and Patrick Lanier have given a gift to name the room in memory of their daughter, Meghan, who died of brain cancer in 2007. The room will be named “Meghan’s Munchies” since, as the Laniers say, “Meghan loved her munchies.”

Jamie and Patrick Lanier

Meghan was an in-patient in N.C. Children’s Hospital for four months, so the Laniers came to know the nourishment room well. Patrick explains, “The nourishment room was a gathering place where the parents bonded, heard each other’s stories and offered support to each other.”