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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.

Young entrepreneur raises money for heart research in honor of grandfather

William Manzi sells Lowcountry Lures at Wonder Works

“My goal is to be able to raise a good amount for cardiac research.” 

William Manzi started his business, a fly-tying company called Lowcountry Lures, before he finished elementary school...Read More

Local couple provides seed funding for ocular oncology department

Bill and Ruth Baker

"With a little bit of radiation, we’re seeing the same outcomes as if we were to remove it and saving some of the patient’s vision."

When James Campbell’s ophthalmologist said the word “cancer,” Campbell, a retired firefighter, was alarmed but not entirely surprised...Read More

Year in Review: 2016

Thank you for your support, encouragement and trust – the greatest of gifts – which made it all possible, month after month.

As the year draws to a close and we retreat to family gatherings, we want to pause to celebrate our MUSC family of supporters and advocates. We owe each of our accomplishments and all of our advances to the steadfast dedication of this special community. Thank you for helping to build that community. Please take a moment to share in the joy of its accomplishments from 2016...Read More

Dear Donors

Pharmacy student explains why anonymous scholarship support is about more than money 

Dear donor,

Although I may never get the chance to meet you, I want to thank you for providing me, a perfect stranger, with the ultimate gift. Education is something I have valued over most other things in life, making your contribution priceless...Read More

Dear Doctors

Mother writes to team that cared for her daughter who needed heart surgery 12 years ago

Dear MUSC Children’s Hospital team,                 

Twelve years ago, we were blessed with a wonderful surprise — our fourth child, Elle.  Weighing in at 10 lbs., 7 oz., she was a healthy baby girl!  But at about three and a half weeks old, Elle started showing behavior that I had not seen in my other three children...Read More

Husband vows to fulfill 'Marti's Wish' in hopes of saving lives from rare cancer

‘If we save one life this year, then we’ve accomplished the goal’

For 23 years, Harry and Marti Parnell did everything together.

He didn’t fish or hunt with the guys, and she didn’t plan girls’ nights out...Read More

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