Neurosurgery Patient Buoyed by UNC Baseball Team

January 26, 2011 -- The "Wilmington Star News" featured a story about 10-year-old Zion Kinlaw, who underwent brain surgery last October. The young man received excellent care from the Neurosurgery team (including surgeons Victor Perry, MD, and Jennifer Orning, MD) as well as a large group of unanticipated supporters in the form of the UNC baseball team.


Zion will be throwing out the first pitch to UNC catcher Chase Jones, a brain cancer survivor, before the Duke/UNC game on March 26th. You can read Zion's touching story at the StarNews Online site.

Zion's parents have founded Blue on the Brain, an organization to benefit UNC Pediatric Neurosurgery.  To purchase a Carolina-blue wrist band or obtain more information about the fund, e-mail  Or you can make a donation to:

The Medical Foundation of NC, Inc.
UNC Pediatric Neurosurgery
880 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Make checks payable to "The Medical Foundation of NC, Inc." and indicate "For the Zion Kinlaw Fund" in the memo line.