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Changing What's Possible

Harper Brown

In this season of gratitude, reflection and community, we wanted to share something special with you. The enclosed story is a real and unscripted account of one family’s experience at MUSC.
Harper's Story >

Jenna and Stephen Brown faced a devastating diagnosis for their unborn baby girl: the most severe form of spina bifida. They put their faith in a team of caregivers here at MUSC, and they allowed us to join them on their journey...Read More

Topping Out Ceremony

The blue beam, draped in an American flag and holding a Palmetto tree, rises over Charleston as workers prepare to complete the steel structure underlying the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion...Continue

Charleston Day School third-grade class turns readathon into children’s hospital fundraiser

With sponsors donating based on the amount of time they read, Charleston Day School third-graders racked up 5,000 minutes in a single week to support local charities, including the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital...Continue

Zucker Family Atrium draws upon personal experience, hopes for future

Jonathan and Laura Zucker

Laura Zucker gets it. She understands, as a mother of two, the importance of world-class doctors and state-of-the-art technology in a pediatric hospital. But as a former patient herself, a patient who endured 21 surgeries, she also knows that kids care more about something else...Continue

Zuckers give $5 million to help build new children’s hospital

CHARLESTON (October 12, 2017) – Charleston businesswoman Anita Zucker and her family have made a $5 million contribution to help build the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in Charleston.  The Zuckers’ gift was announced during the MUSC Board of Trustees meeting October 12...Continue

A shared struggle with cancer leads to hope for others

'I know I didn't know you at the time, and never would I think that I'd meet you. But Jill was really my first inspiration.'

We sat in an exam room at Hollings Cancer Center, no one sure what to say. I was only 19, diagnosed with ovarian cancer during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college...Read More

How one MUSC faculty member is going above and beyond in pursuit of her passion

‘I love this place. I love what it’s doing for the people of South Carolina.’

As a new graduate of the College of Charleston volunteering at the MUSC Children’s Hospital, Cristina Reyes Smith met a little girl in a shoulder cast who had no interest in the cheerful volunteer but only wanted to see her OT...Read More

Tymia – Patient Story

Tymia speaking with Rep. Trey Gowdy in DC

One of our patients, 11-year-old Tymia McCullough, traveled to Washington this summer to talk with political leaders, as they debated the Better Care Reconciliation Act to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Tymia lives in Georgetown but receives treatment for sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder that causes crippling pain, at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Now that she’s had some time to reflect, we wanted to hear about her remarkable trip...Continue

Highlight: The Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

When the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital opens, it will provide a critically important new space for women, mothers and newborn babies. The Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion, located on the fourth floor of the new hospital, will handle the toughest, most complex pregnancies and neonatal care. The pavilion will bring together a team of specialists and state-of-the-art equipment, while providing the necessary space to ensure that mothers and babies—and their families—can remain together throughout their hospital stays...Continue

Instructor’s commitment to special-needs dentistry lives on in annual classes with statewide attendees

Dr. Carlos Salinas speaking

‘I saw him work so hard that I really didn’t want to see that lost.’

His skill in patient care became legendary the day a 1-year-old girl in clinic screamed and screamed, unyielding to anyone’s efforts to soothe her...Read More

Children’s Miracle Network Champion’s fundraising efforts turn personal

Victor with his parents, Kimberlina & Daniel at Walmart

‘I couldn’t imagine what that mom was going through, what that dad was going through.’

When Kimberlina Hutson peered into the hospital room and saw the tiny patient – only days old – waiting for a heart transplant, she wanted to help the MUSC Children's Hospital...Read More

Charleston Riverdogs donated $20,000 to the campaign

The Charleston Riverdogs presented a $20,000 check to the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital on Aug. 31.  This check represents the culmination of season-long fundraising efforts by the RiverDogs, including proceeds from a golf tournament, T-shirt sales, the Legends of the South exhibition game and an online auction....Continue

I have a son. His name is Victor Shellhammer and he loves running.

Victor Shellhamer on the job at his Neighborhood Walmart

Kimberlina Hutson leads fundraising campaigns for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to benefit the MUSC Children's Hospital. As personnel and support manager at a local Walmart Neighborhood Market, she started volunteering more than five years ago and gets her whole family involved. She knew the value of top-notch pediatric care but never had a personal connection to the MUSC Children's Hospital. That all changed last fall, when Kimberlina learned firsthand why every dollar matters...Continue

Spinal cord injury patient makes gift to research in hopes that other patients can achieve mobility

Spinal cord injury patient makes gift to research in hopes that other patients can achieve mobility 

Tina Doscher knew that surgery to save her life also would leave her temporarily paralyzed. She knew she might never fully regain the ability to use the left side of her body. And she knew she had to try it anyway...Read More

Hollings Mobile Health Unit delivers lifesaving cancer screenings

Hollings Mobile Health Unit delivers lifesaving cancer screenings

Without a visit to her jobsite from the big blue Hollings Cancer Center bus, Rhonda Kierpiec might not be alive...Read More

Painting with Purpose and Heart

Patients, families and members of the MUSC Youth Patient Advisory Council gathered outside the construction site of the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion to paint the tops of picnic tables for construction workers of the new facility...Continue

  • Giving Tuesday

    #GivingTuesday #MUSCTogether

    Mark your calendar for #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28! Celebrated each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this global movement celebrates giving and encourages supporters to make a gift to the nonprofit of their choice.

  • Holiday Cards

    25th Annual “Kids Helping Kids” Holiday Card Project

    One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these cards go directly to benefit research, education and programs at the Children’s Hospital. Order your cards online >

  • Announcing the Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Atrium

    Zucker gift to support child life atrium in new hospital

    “The Zucker family’s philanthropy is guided by a Hebrew concept called ‘tikkun olam,’ which means ‘repair of the world,’” said MUSC President David J. Cole, M.D., FACS. “I cannot think of a better example of that principle than an investment in a place devoted to the healing of children." Imagine What's Possible >