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The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy.

Every day, generous MUSC supporters change the lives of students, researchers and patients. Each month, we share some of their stories, tracing the spirit of philanthropy to those who benefit from it.

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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.
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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

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

Thank-You Notes Archive

  • 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 >