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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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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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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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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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Jalen Brown was 15 when he started having headaches. He took medicine, but they kept coming back.

“It felt like someone was hitting me on the head and inside my head,” remembered Jalen.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Timmy Moyer

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

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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

Catherine Tucker

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

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