UNC’s Hatchell talks life with cancer, need to raise research funds

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – University of North Carolina Women’s Basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell spoke at a breakfast event for the American Cancer Society in Durham Thursday morning.

Hatchell was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia in 2013. That season she took a leave of absence due to her cancer diagnosis.

Now, two years later, she’s cancer-free and still coaching.

“You know, we need to get rid of this terrible disease, and the only way we’re going to do it is with funding. I am just happy to be back there and be coaching, because two years ago I didn’t know if I was going to be here, but I am a miracle and I know I am.,” Hatchell told WNCN.

In an effort to raise cancer research funding, people took pictures and shared them on social media, tagging U.S. Senators.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society of to donate, click here.

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