In the world of rare diseases, where shadows often loom large, champions rise to illuminate a path forward.

Certain individuals are beacons of hope, offering unwavering support and a fighting spirit that inspires others facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. One such champion whose dedication shines brightly is Mitch Mason, who serves as the team chaplain for the University of North Carolina football team.

Mason has been the team chaplain in Chapel Hill for 11 years and is a staple in countless Tar Heels’ journeys. Armed with a compassionate heart and an unwavering resolve, Mason has been a selfless caregiver to provide support, hope, and inspiration to the team beyond the field.

“As a team, we all look to Chaplin Mitch for guidance and support,” said redshirt freshman quarterback Conner Harrell. “When we need him, he’s there.”

Read Mitch’s full story here.