The power of giving, the spirit of philanthropy

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Ever wonder what happens when you support MUSC with a charitable contribution? We want to tell you! Each month we trace donations to outcomes and share stories about the power of giving and the spirit of philanthropy in an e-newsletter called Thank-You Notes.

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Joseph with his Beads of Courage. Each bead corresponds to an act of bravery, like an injection, X-ray, surgery or other significant milestone in Joseph’s treatment.

Joseph’s Sidekicks

September 02, 2022

Thanks to Joseph’s Sidekicks, the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital has a psychologist dedicated exclusively to helping families of children with cancer.

A bald teenage cancer patient poses in her hospital bed with two thumbs up. Her head rests on a pillow with a bright green flower-patterned pillowcase, and she has a feeding tube in.

Peyton's Parking Passes

February 15, 2022

A thoughtful gift will help families who have a child with cancer staying at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

A music therapist kneels on a blanket on a hospital floor, playing guitar for a 2-year-old heart patient dressed as a super hero. He is wearing a blue cape with blue goggles pushed up on his head.

Music Instrumental in Recovery

October 12, 2021

Music therapy is complimentary for patients and families who stay at MUSC, thanks to generous donors who make the program possible.

Hunter sits in a Charger division race car

Life in the fast lane 

September 08, 2021

Hunter Thomas is living his NASCAR dream because of lifesaving care you help make possible.

Bodhi looks to his left while standing on a beach. His white-blond hair is pulled into a ponytail

 Bodhi’s Story

August 06, 2021

“It was life changing for us, but a blip on our radar because people said yes when asked to donate 10 to 20 years ago.”

Rhys standing with a walker on his birthday

Art Therapy Impact

June 08, 2021

You give cancer patients like Rhys strength to keep fighting when you support vital mental health services like art therapy.

RiverDogs President/GM Dave Echols, Children’s Miracle Network Champion David Powell, Haley Kirchner, Sarahann Powell, and Della Powell.

Stepping Up to the Plate

October 02, 2019

Charleston RiverDogs, community team up to help fill the new children’s hospital with toys.

David and Laura Stone with their son, Beau

Laura Stone saw the Valentine

April 02, 2018

'I think we were taking life for granted, frankly. You don’t know how lucky you are until it almost gets taken away from you.'

Jonathan and Laura Zucker

Patient and now advocate

January 09, 2018

It was a terrifying feeling for me to be in a room full of people I didn’t know, and they knew me clinically.

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