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Prisma Health Children's Hospital–Midlands

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Elizabeth Murr

Just after being born, tests revealed that Elizabeth had pulmonary hypertension. She was intubated and placed on a ventilator at the NICU.

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Kate Morrow

Caring for the tiniest and sickest babies: Neonatal intensive care at Prisma Health Children's Hospital

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Tap Priester

"Our family mattered to them."

Tap Priester was cared for at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) after a near-fatal accident at home.

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Megan Piasecki

"A different feel from other hospitals."

How endovascular neurosurgery relieved Megan Piasecki's chronic headaches.

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Kaedan Myers

Kaedan Myers, of Irmo, was always active in sports. At the end of the baseball season, he became very tired, very thirsty and gained weight. At first, Kaedan’s parents suspected diabetes.

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Lourdes Iputi

Lourdes Iputi, an 8-year-old from American Samoa, received a life-changing surgery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital as part of the Gift of Life program.

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Setting up the telescope was a small way of giving back. It was a joy to share the excitement of the eclipse with others. We have felt so supported by the care team at Children’s Hospital.

- Darren Prager

Jonas Prager

Jonas Prager received a powerful telescope for Christmas several years ago and was excited to travel to Columbia to see the total solar eclipse.

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Leigh Sharpe

In January, Leigh Sharpe, of Lexington, had a severe upset stomach and stomach pain that refused to go away.

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Anna Mervine

Sometime during her first year of life, Anna Mervine was shaken so severely that she sustained a permanent brain injury.

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Brelynn Seeger

When baby Brelynn was almost 11 months old, she saw the pediatrician for what her parents thought was an ear infection. Despite treatment with antibiotics, Brelynn’s fever persisted.

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Dakota Martin

“Brad and I noticed that something more was going on and after testing, we found that he couldn’t hear.”

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Ariana Lorick

In 2011, Krystal Lorick believed her daughter, Ariana, had a cold. When the toddler’s symptoms became worse, Lorick learned that Ariana had a respiratory condition called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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"It felt like someone was hitting me on the head and inside my head."

- Jalen Brown

A pituitary tumor almost left Jalen Brown blind.

Jalen Brown

Jalen Brown, a student at Brookland-Cayce High School and a member of the Bearcats football team, was 15 years old when he started having headaches. He took medicine, but the headaches kept coming back.

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Eli Adams

“Once we got to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in April 2015, it become apparent that this is where we are meant to be,” said Robyn Adams.

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Jamiah Holloway

Juwhana Holloway, of Saluda, knew that something was not right with her toddler, Jamiah, 2 1/2.

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When the results came back, Ava immediately was referred to the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

Ava Grace Parnell

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Jared Hudson, Jr.

Crystal Weaver, of Batesburg, kept taking her son, Jared Hudson, Jr. (L.J.), to the doctor for nosebleeds and leg pain, but was told that a sinus infection or virus probably was the cause.

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Timmy Moyer

Timmy Moyer was five years old when he started complaining about neck pain.

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Catherine Tucker

Just after Easter in 2014 Catherine Tucker of Lexington was diagnosed with leukemia.

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James Richardson, Jr.

James Richardson, Jr. was in second grade when he was diagnosed with nasal pharyngeal carcinoma, a rare form of head and neck cancer that affected his speech and caused problems with swallowing.

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Zoe Tipping

Tests performed at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital revealed that Zoe had a very large Wilm’s tumor on her kidney.

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I was a little nervous and didn’t know what to expect at first. Once I got to know the staff and saw that they really wanted me to succeed, I became very comfortable with them.

- Katherine Nolan

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