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I have a son. His name is Victor Shellhammer and he loves running.

Victor Shellhamer

Victor Shellhamer on the job at his Neighborhood Walmart

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

Posted on Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:23 PM in children's miracle network

Painting with Purpose and Heart

Kids paint picnic tables at construction site

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

Posted on Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:35 PM in children, construction

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

 Lee Camden and Jennifer Snowden, parents to Ascher, join Reddy2Fight founder Tina Manguikian and MUSC Child Life Director Betsy McMillan for a care package presentation in the Child Life Atrium.

Left to right: Lee Camden and Jennifer Snowden, parents to Ascher, join Reddy2Fight founder Tina Manguikian and MUSC Child Life Director Betsy McMillan for a care package presentation in the Child Life Atrium.

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

She had seen a cast member from one of her favorite guilty pleasures, reality television show “Southern Charm,” in a more serious light on a medical talk show. There Jennifer Snowden revealed that her baby boy, diagnosed in the womb, had a rare neural tube defect called encephalocele, in which the skull fails to close, causing a portion of the brain to protrude...Continue

Posted on Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:42 PM in

Father promises son that cystic fibrosis won’t stand in way of eighth-grade graduation

Joey Benton and his father

Joey Benton knows the routine with cystic fibrosis – the colds that lead to hospitalizations, the times he has to stop to catch his breath just to carry his book bag down the hall and, worst of all, the things he misses...Continue

Posted on Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:35 AM in benton, cystic fibrosis, father's day

Taking the stress out of hospital visits

Olivia and Maya

Olivia Crosby (left) and Maya Khaskhely present a check to support art programs in the MUSC Child Life Atrium after selling stress balls at Cario Middle School.

Middle-school students make, sell stress balls to help MUSC Children’s Hospital patients

As Olivia Crosby sat in a hospital chair with her arm exposed, she couldn’t take her mind off the needle searching for her vein. She needed a distraction, and she suspected other kids did, too...Continue

Posted on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:23 AM in kids helping kids

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