It can be done


“I started Vs. Cancer when I was 23 years old—a lot of people thought that was a completely irrational goal and told me I was an idiot for even trying to do it. The only reason I was able to succeed was because I walked into it knowing that it could happen. I learned that first-hand in the entrepreneurship classes I took at UNC Kenan-Flagler.”

Chase Jones ’11 has spent most of his life defying expectations and accomplishing what others might think can’t be done. During his first year at Carolina, he joined the varsity baseball team as a walk-on—a feat he attributes not to his athletic ability, but to his sheer persistence.

That same year, he would need that persistence to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in the fight for his life. Now, he’s doing the same for kids just like him.

Read the complete Carolina Story from UNC Kenan-Flagler…

This is story number 158 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.

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