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