Where Miracles Happen Everyday
When Elizabeth was six years old, she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Though the last eight years have been difficult, MUSC Children's Hospital has "added to these days, both in number and quality."
Along with 250,000 South Carolinians, Sarah was diagnosed with an incurable disease: diabetes. The news was overwhelming at first but this story has become one of profound hope and happiness for Sarah's family.
At 18 weeks of age, Logan was airlifted to MUSC Children's Hospital where doctors found his airway had been narrowed to the size of a pinhole, forcing him to fight for every breath.
Due to congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, Nehemiah became the youngest patient in 1999 to ever undergo a successful heart transplant.
After several days of experiencing a low-grade fever, seven-year-old Monica was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of leukemia afflicting children.
Kristin was rushed to MUSC's pediatric intensive care unit where the physicians found one of the most severe cases of pneumonia they had ever seen. Both of her lungs ruptured and Kristin struggled to fight the life-threatening virus.
At four days old, Will was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at MUSC Children's Hospital. He had suffered from meningoencephalitis, a severe form of viral spinal meningitis that can be fatal.
In 2002, Kelly was diagnosed with lupus, an inflammatory disease, which triggered a multitude of life-threatening complications. Her parents call her a "miracle child."
At age seven, Heather took a bite of a hamburger at a church picnic, and her beautiful healthy body became infected with e-coli. She became ill on a Friday night, entered a hospital on Saturday and by Monday morning she was found to be in renal failure. Her parents were advised that she would need to be transferred to MUSC Children’s Hospital for surgery and dialysis in order to save her life.
When Elizabeth's parents received the news that their four-year-old daughter was in need of a liver transplant, they were devastated. Her condition grew critical and the only option was for Todd Walter to give part of his liver to his daughter.