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Changing What's Possible through Philanthropy

The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

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

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

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

Pharmacy alumni, ’95, commit to taking care of patients, mentoring the next generation

'If we’ve proven one concept, it’s that you can take care of people in this corporate climate.'

Kelly and Kandi Hunt, a husband-and-wife business team, joke that they’d be a lot skinnier if they didn’t run a traditional family pharmacy...Read More

Los Angeles woman, moved by ‘Southern Charm’ story, donates 100 care packages to Children’s Hospital

'Some of these families that we met in the hospital had been there for months, and she’s giving them a little ray of hope and happiness.'

Tina Manguikian let the email sit in her drafts folder for 10 days before she sent it...Read More